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Dem.), the Republicans making no nomination.
His plurality in 1883 was 648.

Tenth District.

(Parts of the 12th, 19th. 20th, 21st and 22d wards of
New York city.)

WILLIAM C. TRAPHAGEN (Dem.), of New York
city (14 East Sixty-third street). Mr. T. was born
in New Jersey, in November, 1838, of American
parentage ; was educated in Rutgers College, New
Jersey, and is engaged in the practice of the law.
He W£i8 elected to the Senate by a majority of 1, 176
over Walter Howe (Rep. ) The Democratic majority
in 1883 was 3,608. Hon. J. Hampden Robb represented
the district in the last Senate.

Eleventh District.

(23a and 24th wards, and parts of the 11th, 20th and
22d wards of New York city. )
GEORGE W. PLUNKITT (Tam. Dem.), of New
York city (442 West Fifty-first street). Mr. P. was
born in the Third Ward of New York city (" Negro
Village "), November 17, 1842, of Irish ancestry, and
educated in the public schools of New York city.
He was a member of the old Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment ; a butcher in Washington Market for twenty-
one years, and is now engaged in harbor transporta-
tion ; was Alderman in 1870. '71 and '72, and was a
member of Assembly in 1869 and 1870, serving on the
Committees on Engrossed Bills, State Prisons, In-
.surance, and Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills. He
was a member of the last Senate, serving on the
Committees on Railroads. Canals, Manufacture^ and
Public Buildings; and was re-elected by a niajority
of .'),76Kover Stephen N. Sim^nson (Rep. ) His plu-
ralitv in IS83 was 2,5;i3. In the Senate he wan the
author of several important measures.

F^vening Jourfial Almanac^ 1887.


Twelfth District.

(Counties of Rockland and Westchester, Popula-
tion, 127,611. J

HENRY C. NELSON (Dem.), of Sing Sing, West-
chester county. Mr. N. was born at Sing Sing, July
29, 1838, and was educated at private and public
schools in early life, and at New York College (form-
erly Free Academy), in 1851,"52. He is a lawyer;
was Agent and Warden of Sing Sing Prison. 1869-'72 ;
is President of the First National Bank of Sing Sing;
Trustee of Sing Sing Savings Bank, and interested
in a number of local enterprises. He has frequently
been a delegate to State Conventions, and repre-
sented his district in the Democratic National Con-
vention at Cincinnati, in 1880. He has also seen
much service as member of the Democratic State
Committee. He was a member of Assembly in 18G8,
serving on the Committees on Railroads, State Pris-
ons and Sub-Committee of the Whole. He was a
member of the Senate in 1882, '83, serving as Chair-
man of the Committee on State Prisons and member
of Judiciary, Engrossed Bills and Claims; in 1884,
'85, serving" on the Committees on Judiciary, Rail-
roads, Public Health and State Prisons ; and was re-
elected to the present Senate by a plurality of 1,568,
his opponents being David Cromwell (Rep.) and
Theodore Fredericks (Pro.) His majority in 1883
was 827, and his plurality in 1881 was 2,051.

Thirteenth District.

(Counties of Orange and Sullivan. Population,

HENRY R. LOW (Rep.), of Middletown, Orange
County. Mr. L. was born at Fallsburgh, Sullivan
county, September 23, 1826. He was named after
his great grandfather, Henry Reynolds, who was
badly wounded and left for dead by Tories in the
Revolution, and was the first member of Assembly
from Sullivan county. His grandfather was a sol-
ilier in Washington's army. He was educated at
Napanoch Classical School in Ulster county, and at
the State Normal School at Albany. In early life
he was teacher in common schools and was one of
the founders and a teacher in Monticello Academy.
Afterward he studied law and practiced that pro-
fession until about seven years ago, and is at pres-
ent engaged in farming and manufacturing, and is
a dealer in real estiite. Previous to the Rebellion
he was a Douglas Democrat, and since that period
he has been a Republican. He was elected Justice
of the Peace while a law student. Afterwards he
served as County Judge and Surrogate of Sullivan
county two terms. During the Rebellion he served
as Chairman of the Sullivan county war committee,
and was also a member of the Union State Central
Committee. He was a member of the State Senate,
1862. '63, '65-'67, the session of 1864 being consumed
in the contest with Gen. A. C. Niven for the seat,
which in 1865 was awarded to Mr. Low. In the
Senate he served on the Committees on Judiciary,
Finance and Railroads, and was the author of the
soldiers' voting bill, and identified with most of the
legislation during the war. He was elected to the
present Senate by a plurality of 1,253, his opponents
being Jacob H. Dimmick (Dem.) and John C. Rose
(Pro.) His majority in 1883 was 133.

Fourteenth District.

(Counties of Ulster, Schoharie and Greene. Popu-
lation, 153,234.)
HENRY C. CONNELLY (Rep.), of Kingston,
Ulster county. Mr. C. was born in Ulster county,
September 25, 1832, and was educated at district
schools, also attending the New York Conference
Seminary at Charlottesville, N. Y., three months.
He is a merchant, and manufacturer of Rosendale
cement. He has been President of the Kingston
Savings Bank since its foundation ; was Lay delegate
to the General Conference of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1880. He
has always been a Republican ; was Supervisor of
the town of Esopus. Ulster county, from 1867 to 1870;
was a member of the Senate in 1874,75, serving as

Chairman of the Committee on Charitable and Re-
ligious Societies, and member of Canals, Roads and
Bridges and Public Printing. He was elected to the
present Senate by a plurality of 232, his opponents
being George L. Danforth (Dem.) and Ira M. Depuy
(Pro. ) The Democratic plurality in 1883 was 1,723.

Fifteenth District.

(Counties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.
Population, 139,653.)

JACOB W. HOYSR.«DT (Rep.), of Hudson, Co-
lumbia county. Mr. H. was born at Ancram,
Columbia County, ; March 8, 1824, and educated in
the common schools of Columbia county. In early
life he was a mercantile clerk, and is now an iron
manufacturer, being tnistee and President of the
Hudson Iron Company. He is a director and Presi-
dent of the Farmers' National Bank of Hudson,
manager and President ot the State House of Refuge
for Women, and trustee of the Hudson City Savings
Institution. He was formerly a Whig, but has been
a Republican since the organization of that party ;
was a Delegate to the Republican National (Conven-
tion, 1868, '76,' 80; twice Mayor of Hudson, and
Postmaster of Hudson, 1869-77. He was a member
of Assembly in 1879, serving-on the Committees op
Ways and Means and Banks. He was elected to the
Senate by a plurality (of 1,395, his opponents being
Thomas Newbold (Dem.), who was elected to the
preceding Senate by a plurality of 5,368, and Wil-
liam D. Perry (Pro.)

Sixteenth District.

(Counties of Rensselaer and Washington. Popula-
tion, 183,220.)

ALBERT C. COMSTOCK (Rep.), of Lansing-
burgh. Mr. C. was born in Lansingburgh, Rensse-
laer county, September 20. 1845, and educated in
public schools and at Lansingburgh Academy. He
was admitted to the bar in 1867, and is a lawyer. He
has always been a Republican; was a member of
Assembly in 1880, representing the second district ot
Rensselaer county, and serving on the Committees
on General Laws, Alfairs of Cities and Public Edu-
cation. He declined a renomination to the Assem-
bly of 1881. In 1882 he was a delegate to the Repub-
lican State Convention. He was a member ot the
last Senate, serving as Chairman of the Committees
on Privileges and Elections and (Claims, and mem-
ber of Judiciary, Canals, State Prisons, Manufac-
tures, and Special Committee to investigate the de-
partments in New York city ; and was re-elected by
a majority of 16,956 over Andrew 6. Micklejohn
(Pro.) The Democrats made no nomination. Mr.
C. 's renomination was made without any opposi-

Seyenteenth District.

(County of Albany. Population, 147,530. )
AMASA J. PARKER, Jr. (Dem.), of Albany.
Mr. P. was born at Delhi, Delaware county, N. Y.,
May 6, 1843, of Puritan ancestry. He was educated
at Wrightson's Academy, Albany Academy and
Union College, Schenectady, graduating froni the
latter in 1863, and has since practiced law. He has
been prominently identified with the National Guard
of the State, having been Colonel of the Tenth Regi-
ment, N. G. S. N. Y.; President of the National
Guard Association, S. N. Y., and President of the
Third Division Rifle Association. He is trustee of
the Albany Law School and President of its Alumni
Association ; trustee of Union College ; a Governor of
Union Universitf^, and manager of the Hudson River
State Hospital for the Insane and President of the
Board. He has always been a Democrat ; was a
Member of Assembly in 1KS2. serving as Chairman
of the Committee on Militia and member of Judi-
ciary and Federal Kelafions. He was elected to the
Senate by a plurality of 1.588, his opponents being
Robert Geer (Rep.) and Levi Dederick (Pro.) The
Democratic majority in 1883 was 3,127.


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Eighteenth District.

(Counties'of Saratoga, Fulton. Ilamilton, Montgom-
ery and Schenectady. Population, 146,995.)
EDWARD WEMPLE (Dem.). of Fultonville,
Montgomery county. Mr. W. was born in Fulton-
ville, October 23, 1S43, his ancestors being old settlers
in the Mohawk Valley. He was educated in the
public schools, Ashland Academy, Greene county,
Schenectiidy Union School, and Union College, pur-
suing in the latter the full classical course of tour
vears, and graduating in 1S66. On leaving college he
commenced business with his father as a manutact-
urer and foundry manager, and is still engaged In
the same occupation. He was Supervisor of Ful-
tonville, lS74-'6 ; Chairman of the Democratic County
General Committee three years ; member of Assem-
bly in 1.S77 and 1S7S, serving on the Committees on
A'lllages, Joint Librarv, and Railroads; was a mem-
ber of the Fortv-eighth Congress; and was elected
to the Senate bva pluralitv of20, his opponents be-
ing Austin A. Yates (Rep.) and James H. Bronson
(Pro.) The Republican majority in 1SS3 was 15,-
fi39, the Democrats making no nomination. Mr.
Yates made an unsuccessful contest for the seat.

Nineteenth District.

bounties of Clinton. Essex and "Warren. Popula-
tion, 107,550.)

bethtown, Essex county. Mr. K. was born at Eliza-
bethlown, December 31, 1S43. He was educated in
the common and select schools, and at Fairfax, Vt. ,
Seminary, and is a lawyer. He enlisted as a private
in Company F, 118th Regiment, N. Y. "Vols., on the
28th day of July. 1S62; served as Commissary Ser-
geant ot the Regiment until February, 1863, and as
Second and First Lieutenant of Company D, until
the last of June, 1864 ; was appointed Commissary of
Subsistence, U. S. Vols., with the rank of Captain,
and a.ssigned to duty with Col. Lowell with a brigade
of cavalrv, afterward with Col. Livingston and Gen.
li ibertso'n, respectively, commanding a brigade of
" Horse Artillery," U. S. regular troops, and with
Major-General Thomas W. Eagan, as Division Com-
missary in the Army of the Shenandoah, until dis-
c'largedthe last of August, 1K65, with the brevet
rank of Major. He was in every engagement with
the regiment until assigned to Shenandoah Valley.
He has always been a Republican; was District At-
torney of Essex county for nine years, from January
I, 1877, to January 1, 1886; Supervisor of Elizabeth-
town, 1869-'73, being Chairman of the Board for two
vears; Chairman of the Republican County Com-
"nilttt-e, l&>»2-'85, and was elected to the Senate by a
plurality of 4, -369, his opponents being Frank W.
Hurhans (Dem.) and' Levi S. Packard (Pro.) The
Republican majority in 13S3 was 1,961.

Twentieth District.

(Counties of Franklin, Lewis and St. Lawrence.
Population, 144,941.)

CHARLES L. KNAPP (Rep.), of Lowville, Lewis
county. Mr. K. was born at Harrisburgh, Lewis
county, July 4, 1846. After pursuing a preparatory
course at Lowville Academy, he entered Rutger's
Collegf . from which he graduated with high stand-
ing. He was then offered a seat as a law student in
the office of the late Secretary F. T. Frellnghuysen,
but by reason of business interests, he returned to
Lowville. and read law with Hon. Henry E.Turner,
after which he pursued a legal course in the Hamil-
ton College Law School. In 1873 he was admitted
to the bar, and has since practiced the profession of
law. He ranks hiah as a public speaker, anil has
delivered several tjducatlonal addresses which have
l)een widely published, notably one entitled "E<iuca-
tion in its relation to Society and State. " He has
al.>o delivered several agricultural addresses, and
under the auspices of the Republican Stat»* Commit-
tee, spoke in many of the leading towns of the State
!n the Campaign of 1884. He has always been a Re-
publican, was an unsuccessful candirlate for District

Attorney in 1874, though running ahead of the ticket,
and was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 8,845,
his opponents being .John Law (Dem.) and George
H. Stevens (Pro.) The Republican majority in 1883
was 7,150.

Tirenty-flrst District.

(Counties of Oswego and Jefferson. Population,
GEORGE B. SLOAN (Rep.), of Oswego. Mr. S.
was born in Oswego, June 20, 1831, and is of New
England ancestry. He was educated in the com-
mon schools of Oswego, entered a dry goods store at
the age of 14, two years later became clerk in an
Oswego milling and produce house, and at the age
of 22 went into partnership with H. C. Wright in
the grain and commission business. From 1856 to
1864 he was in partnership with Cheney Ames, for-
merly State Senator, and afterward established the
firm of Erwin & Sloan. At present he is engaged in
banking and manufacturing. His first Presidential
vote was cast for General Fremont in 1856, and he
has always since supported Republican candidates
and measures. He was a member of Assembly in
1874, '76, '77 and '79, serving the first year on the
Committees on Canals, Insurance and Privileges and
Elections; the second, as Chairman of Ways and
Means and Member of Insurance, and the fourth as
Chairman of Ways and Means. In 1877 he was
Speaker of the House. He was elected to the Senate
by a plurality of 4,705, his opponents being George
W. Bradner (Dem), and Isaac G.Jenkins (Pro.)
The Republican majority in 1883 was 625.

Twenty-second District.

(Oneida county. Population, 113,967.)
HENRY .T. COGGESHALL(Rep.), of Waterville.
Mr. C. was born at Waterville, Oneida county, N,Y.,
April 28, 1845. His early education was obtained at
the seminary In his native village, from which he
graduated in 1862. Soon after his graduation he
began the study of law with E. H. Lamb, Esq., at
Waterville ; was admitted to the bar in 1866, and has
since practiced law at Waterville. He was Assist-
ant District Attoruey of Oneida county, 1869-72, and
County Clerk, 1S79,'82. He possesses wide repute as
a speaker and lecturer. He was a member of Assem-
bly in 1873, serving on the Committees on Judiciary
and Manufacture of Salt ; was a member of the last
Senate, serving as Chairman of the Committee on
Miscellaneous Corporations and member of Judici-
ary, Commerce and Navigation, Canals, Public
Buildings and Engrossed Bills ; and w^as re-elected
by a plurality of 2,451, his opponents being Abram
B. Weaver (Dem.) and J. Hart Case (Pro.)

Twenty-third District.

(Counties of Herkimer, Madison and Otsego. Popu-
lation, 133,997.)

JOHN E. SMITH (Rep.), of Morrisville, Madison
county. Mr. S. was born at Nelson, Madison county,
N. Y., August 4, 1843. His father, James Smith,
was one of the early settlers in the town of Nelson,
and cleared the farm upon which he died In 1847.
He was a man of strong character and marked
ability. The younger Smith was educated in the
public schools at Nelson, and at Cazenovia Seminary,
1861, '62. His parents died when he was quite
young, and he was brought up by his half brother
working on a farm until he "was of age, when he
commenced the study of law. He was admitted to
the bar in May, 1867, and has since practiced the legal
profession. He was a Democrat until 1872. and has
since been identified with the Republican party.
He was elected District Attorney in 1879; was after-
ward appointed bv Gov. Cornell to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of his successor, Henry
Biirclav. and discharged "the duties of the office dur-
ing IJarclay's term. He was elected to the Senate
by a plurality of 2,378, his opponents being Charles
E. Reiiiick (Dem.) and Dwight Williams (Pro.)
The Republican plurality In 1882 was 248. A special
effort was made to elect Mr. S.'s principal opponent.

Evening Journal Almanac^ 1887.


Twenty.fourth District.

(Counties of Broome. Chenango and Delaware.
Population, 129,999.)
MATTHEW W. MARVIN (Rep.), of Walton, Del-
aware county. Mr. M. was born at Walton. No-
vember 18, 1832, and educated at Walton Academy.
He was in early life a farmer, but teing admitted to
the bar about the year 1868, he adopted the law as
his profession. He entered the army in March, 1863,
and served three years as First Lieutenant and Cap-
tain in the 144th New York Volunteers, the Dela-
ware county regiment. He has since served in the
National Guard of the State as adjutant and major,
and is now Captain of the 33d Separate Company,
N. G. S. N. Y, He was a member of the Delaware
County Board of Supeijvisors six years, from 1869 to
1874, and during three years was Chairman of the
Board. He was elected to the Senate by a plurality
ol 3,893, his opponents being Horace L. Barnes
(Dem.) and William H. Stillwell (Pro.).

Twenty.flfth District.

(Counties of Cortland and Onondaga. Population,
137,723. )

FRANCIS HENDRICKS (Rep.), of Syracuse. Mr.
H. was born in Kingston, Ulster county, November
23, 1834 ; educated at common schools and Albany
Academy ; is a merchant ; was a member of the Board
of Fire Commissioners of Syracuse, 1877, '78, and
Mayor of Syracuse, 1880, '81 . He was a member of As-
sembly in 1884, serving as Chairman of the Commit-
tee on State Charitable Institutions and member of
Cities and Indian Affairs ; and in 1885, serving as
Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs and
member of Cities and State Charitable Institutions,
and also Chairman of the Special Committee to in-
vestigate matters in connection with the State and
Adirondack Surveys. He was elected to the Senate
by a plurality of 5,169, his opponents being Robert
McCarthy (Dem.) and Chas. B. Freeman (Pro.)
This district has been represented for the last ten
years by the late Hon. Dennis McCarthy, whose plu-
rality in 1883 was 1,606.

Twenty-sixth District.

(Counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins.
Population, 153,171.)

CHARLES F. BARAGER (Rep.), of Candor, Tioga
county. Mr. B. was born in Candor, December 5,
1838. His maternal grandfather was a private, and
his great grandfather a Captain in the Revolutionary
War. His father, Samuel Barager, was a member of
Assembly in 1839, a soldier in the warof 1812, and Jus-
tice of the Peace of Candor for over fifty years. He
was educated at the common and select schools of
Candor, and at the Albany Law School, graduating
in 1867. when he was admitted to the bar. In 1869, he
was engaged in the black walnut lumber business in
southeast Missouri ; subsequently he grew oranges
in Florida; was a merchant at Detroit Lake, in the
Red River Valley of the North, and in 1879 returned
to his native place and purchased the Candor Woolen
Mills, which he managed successfully, building a
new mill in 1880 and '81. He enlisted in the armv,
^fay 21, 1861 ; was made 1st Lieutenant of Co. K,
26th Regiflient. N.Y. Vols., with which he served
foiir months, when he returned home and organized
Co. H, 137th N. Y. Vols., assumed its Captaincy,
and re-entered the service in August, 1862. He was
wounded at the battles of Gettysburg and Peach
Tree Creek, Ga. He was engaged in the battles of
Chancel lorsville, Gettysburg, Peach Tree Creek,
^esaca, Ga., Manhatchee, Tenn., Lookout Mountain
and siege of Atlanta, besides manv minor engage-
ments and skirmishes, and was mustered out at the
close of the war. He was a member of Asseniblv in
1884, serving on Committees on Trade and Manufac-
tures, "Public Printing, Game Laws, and Special
Committee to investigate the Armories and Arsenals
of the State, being on the last committee until Julv
16, 1884. He was elected to the Assembly of 1885
hy a plurality of 827, serving on the Committees

on Railroads, Militia and State Prisons; and was
elected to the Senate by a pluralityof 3, 140, his oppo-
nents being John E. Cady (Dem.) and James T.
Morrison (Pro.) The Republican plurality in 1883
was 1, 590.

TiTenty-seTenth District.

(Counties of Allegany, Chemung and Steuben.
Population, 157,523.)

J. SLOAT FASSETT (Rep.), of Elmira. Mr. F.
was born in Elmira. November 13, 1853. He was
educated at the Grammar and High School of El-
mira; Rochester University, 1871-'75, taking the
senior prize for the best essay ; and Heidelberg Uni-
versity, Germany, 1882, '83. He is a lawyer, and was
appointed District -Attorney of Chemung county in
1879, in place of A. Robertson, resigned, and served
one year. He is also a trustee of Cook Academy and
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Elmira Col-
lege, and was elected trustee of Rochester Univer-
sity. He was a member of the last Senate, serving
as Chairman of the Committees on Commerce and
Navigation and. Joint Library, and Member of In-
surance, Public Expenditures and Grievances, and
was re-elected by a plurality of 3,019. his opponents
being John McDougall (Dem.) and Manning. F. De-
Witt (Pro.) Hisplurality in 1883 was 2,301. Mr. F,
ran ahead of the State ticket between seven and
eight hundred votes. The contest was very heated
and close, both of the leading candidates for Gover-
nor residing in the district.

Twenty-eighth District.

(Counties of Ontario, Schuyler, Wayne and Yates,
Population, 136,226.)

JOHN RAINES (Rep.), of Canandalgua, Ontario
county. Mr. R. was born at Canandaigua, May 6,
1840. His father was born in England and his mother
in Canandaigua. He is a brother of Thomas Raines,
who was State Treasurer two terms, and of George
Raines, who was Senator from the Monroe district in
1878, '79. He was educated in common schools, and
is a graduate of tlie Law Department of the Albany
University, class of 1861 . He was formerly a school
teacher, and is now an insurance agent and lawyer.
He commenced the practice of law in Geneva soon
after graduating, but in the fall of 1861 he raised a
company of volunteers and was commissioned Cap-
tain of Company G, 85th N. Y. Vols. He served in
the Army of the Potomac and in North Carolina
until July, 1863, when he returned to Geneva and re-
sumed the practice of law. He removed to Canan-
daigua, 1867. He has been a Republican since 1860,
and active, in every campaign ; has been Clerk of
School District No. 11 in Canandaigua, the last ten
years; member of Assembly, in 1881, serving on Gen-
eral Laws, Internal Affairs and State Charitable In-
stitutions ; in 1882, serving on Insurance and State
Prisons ; in 1885, serving as Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Militia and member of General Laws,
Internal Affairs, Sub-Committee of the Whole and
Special Committee on Code Revision of the Statutes.
He was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 3,822,
his opponents being John H. Roy (Dem.) and Wil-
liam J. Cline (Pro.) The Republican 'majority in
1883 was 2, 693. Mr. R. 's plurality for the Assembly
in 1881 was 1,255; in 1880 it was 1,033, and in 1884 it
was 686.

Twenty-ninth District.

(Counties of Monroe and Orleans. Population,

EDMUND L. PITTS (Rep.), of Medina, Orleans
county. Mr. P. was born at Yates, Orleans county,
Mav 23, 1839. He was educated in common schools
and" Yates Academy, and prepared for but did not
enter college. He studied law with Judge Sanford
E. Church, at Albion, and was admitted to the bar in
1860. entering into partnership with Adna Bowen, at
Medina. He cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln
and has since been a Republican. He was- Assessor
of Internal Revenue. 1873-'77, and was a member of
Assembly, 1864, '68, being Speaker of the House in


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1867. He was elected to the Senate of ISSO, '81 hy a
pluralitv of 5,327, serving as Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Villages and member of Judiciary, Rail-