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Library; and was re-elected by a plurality of 16,137
his opponents being Samuel H. Hadley (Pro. ), Jacob
Rowitzer (United Lab.) and August Waldinger
(Prog. Lab.) His majority in 1885 was 1,504. He.
received the largest majority ever given to a candi-
date for the Senate in this State, notwithstanding
the fact that it is the strongeat labor district in the
State. The Labor candidate received the indorsement
of the Republicans. He is the author of the follow,
ing bills which have become laws : Saturday Half-
Holiday; Labor Dav ; and reducing the price of gas
in New York city from $1.75 to S1..50 per 1,000 feet
thereby saving the consumers $2,000,000 annually
" His majority for the Assembly in 1884 was 1,822. In .
the Assembly of 1885. Mr. R. secured the passage ol ,
the bill relieving engineers of New York city from
payment of tax for receiving certificate of compe-
tency. He was presented .with a set of engrossed
resolutions by the engineers, testifjing their ap-
preciation of his efforts in their behalf.



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Serenth District.

(lOth and 17th wards and part of the 15th, 18th and
21st wards of New York city. )

GEORGE F. LANGBEIN (Dem.), of New York
city (287 Broadway). Mr. L. was born at Hirschhorn
on the River Neckar, Germany, June 29, 1842. He
came to New Y'ork when four years of age, learned
to read and write German in a German day school,
and then went to the public schools, graduating
from Grammar School No. 19 at the age of 13. He
was admitted to the New York Free Academy in the
spring of 1856, but did not attend. During the sum-
mer he entered a law office, where he soon began
studyinir law, and educated himself. In 1863, he
was admitted to the bar out of the office of Albert
Matthews, Esq., and has since practiced law, being
senior member of the firm of Langbein Bros. &
Langbein, which consists of Mr. L. , his brother and
his son. He has been counsel in many important
suits and has been eminently successful, enjoying
a large and increasing practice. On September 19,
1862, Mr. L. received a commission as Second Lieu-
tenant of the Fifth Regiment, Corcoran Legion, but
as the legion was not enrolled, it was disbanded.
During the war Mr. L. was a War Democrat, but
voted for Lincoln and Grant (first term), and has
since been a Democrat. He has been a member of
the County Democracy since 1879; two years Presi-
dent of the "Tenth Assembly District Democratic
CIlub ; " and is now a member of the County Com-
mittee and of the Executive Committee of the
County Democracy. He was a participant in the
bloody draft riots in 1863, rendering valuable aid in
defending the city from the rioters. In 1S79, he was
appointed an examiner of applicants for admission
to the bar of the Supreme Court together with Lewis
L. Delafield and Hamilton Cole, and served the
entire year with^satisfaction to the court. He was
elected to the Assembly in 1886, by a majority of 585,
running 1,601 votes ahead of the Democratic candi-
date for mayor. He served on the Committees on
Public Education and Civil Divisions. In the ses-
sion he secured the passage of bills limiting the find-
ing of Indictments for misdemeanors to two years,
instead of five ; to compel the opening of the Cen-
tral Park Museum on Sundays; and was prominently
Identified with other beneficent legislation. He
also intrpduced a bill to increase the damages from
$5,000 to $10,000 in cases of death by negligence upon
railroads, which failed to become a law by reason of
the adjournment of the House. He was chosen to
the Senate by a plurality of 6,994, his opponents be-
ing Frederick P. Doerr (Rep.), George J. Krauss
(Ind. Rep.), John Swinton (Prog. Lab.), Everett
Glackin (United Lab.) and E. D. Garnsey (Pro.)
The Democratic majority in 1885 was 2,501. The
campaign last fall was a peculiar one. The fight
was generally thought to be between Mr. L. and
Swinton, the" great Socialist. Mr. L. made an un-
ostentatious canvass and ran 3,310 votes ahead of
Loth Republican candidates, and 5,923 over both
Labor candidates.

Eighth District.

(16th ward and parts of the 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th and
21st wards of New York city.)

CORNELIUS VAN COTT (Rep. ), of New York
city (120 Broadway). Mr. V. was born in New York
city. February 12, 1838 ;: educated in the public
schools ; was formerly Vice-President of the ISXxvd,
Insurance Company of New York ; and is now an in-
surance broker. He served as Fire Commissioner
from 1873 to 1875 and from 1879 to 1885; has been a
member of the RepubHcan State Committee for sev-
eral years ; has always been a Republican, and was
elected to the Senate bv a plurality of 4,803, his op-
ponents being Edward L. Abbett (Dem.), Abraham
Mead (United Lab.), Wm. A. "Wallace (Prog. Lab.)
and "Wm. S. McPheeters (Pro.) The Democratic
plurality in 1885 was 1,545.



Ninth District.

(Parts of the ISth, 19th and 21st wards of New York
city.)

CHARLES A. STADLER (Dem. ), of New York
city (406 EastForty-seventh street and404 East Fifti-
eth street.) He was born in Germany, .July 1.5, 1848,
and educated in the public schools of New York and
St. Nicholas Academy, New Y'ork. He was formerly
a brewer, but is now engaged in mercantile business
and manufacturing. He held the oftice of Inspector
of Public Schools in New York city from 1878 to 1881,
and is a member of the New York Produce Ex-
change, President of the New York Ice Exchange
and of the Sebastian Manufacturing Company in New
York. During the Wa^ of the Rebellion he served as
Sergeant Major in the 55th Regiment New York Vol-
unteers. He was elected to the Senate by a plurality
of 11,207, his opponents being Thomas J. B'ord
(United Lab. ), Thomas E. O'Neil (Prog. Lab.) and
William McClenahan (Pro.) The Democratic ma-
jority in 1885 was 1,473.

Tenth District.

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

JACOB A. CANTOR (Dem.), of New Y^ork city
(132 E. 105th street). Mr. C. was born in New York
city, December 6, 1854; educated in the public
schools, and in his fourteenth year entered the law
office of William Ware Peck, now U. S. Judge in
Montana. Early in 1870 he became associated with
Webster <fe Craig. On the invitation of Manton Mar-
ble, in 1872, he became a reporter on the New "York
World, and remained in that capacity until 1877.
During his connection with the World he entered
the University Law School, graduating with honor
in 1875; two years later he was the law partner of
Wm.D.Hennard, author of the "Louisiana Digest."
and afterward was associated with Charles E. Cod-
dlngton. At present he is the senior member of
the firm of Cantor & Seldner, lawyers. He is an
active member and former trustee of the New Y''ork
Press Club. Mr. C. was one of the Democratic
speakers during the Hancock campaign, and the
State campaigns that followed, and also Delegate at
large to the Democratic State Convention in 1884.
In 1883, he was a candidate for the nomination for
State Senator in the lOch district, and caused a dead-
lock in the Conference Committees, which culmi-
nated in the nomination of Hon. J. Hampton Robb.
He is a member of the Tammany Society and has
been alternate delegate to several State (Conventions,
and a delegate to County Conventions since 1877.
He was a member of Assembly in 1885, serving on
the Committees on Public Printing, Petitions of
Aliens, the Special Committee to escort remains of
ex-President Grant from the State Capitol to place
of interment ; and of the Special Committee of the
Democratic minority to draft an address to the
people of the State ; in 1886, serving on Judiciarv,
Revision and Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills ; in
1887, serving on the Committees on Judiciarv, Re-
vision, Claims and Rules ; and was elected to the
Senate by a plurality of 5.833, his opponents being
George W. Lyon (Rep.), Wm. J. Gilmore (Pro.),
Alphonso J. Steers (United Lab.) and Rudolph
Pipenbrinck (Prog. Lab.) The Democratic majority
in 1885 was 1,176.

Eleventh District.

(23d and 24th wards, and parts of the 11th, 20th and
22d wards of New York city. )

EUGENE SEMMES IVES (Dem.), of New York
citv (West 139th street and Boulevard). Mr. I. was
born in Washington, D. C, November 11, 1854 ; his
father was a graduate of West Point Military Acad-
emy, and his grandfather a physician in New York
city in the early part of the century. His mother,
whose maiden name was Semmes, was a cousin of
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family came from Maryland. Mr. Ives was edu-
cated at Georsetown Preparatory and Collegiate De-
partment, schuols in Austria and Belgium/ lS7(>-'78,
and Columbia College Law School, 187S-S0. and is a
lawyer. He wais a member of Assembly in ISSo,
serving on the Committees on Banks, Two-thirds
and Three-fifths Bills, and Engrossed Bills ; in 18S7.
serving on Judiciary, Charitable and Religious So-
cieties, and Privileges and Elections ; and was
elected to the Senate by a plurality of 8,S40, his op-
ponents being James R. OBeirne (Rep.), Samuel T.
Graham (Pro.). Charles Brice (United Lab.) and
Geo. W. Murray (Prog. Lab.) The Democratic ma-
jority in 1S8.T was 5,7t".8. Mr. I. 's plurality for the
Assembly in 1SS6 was •> 225.

Twelfth District.

(Counties of Rockland and Westchester. Population,
127.611.)

WILLIAM H. ROBERTSON (Rep.), of Katonah,
Westchester county. Mr. R. was born at Bedford,
in the same county. October l(i, 1823; educated at
Union Academy, in that place ; is a lawyer ; admit-
ted to the bar in 1847 ; was Town Superintendent of
Bedford Common Schools several years. He was a
Whig until 1856; since a Republican ; Supervisor of
Bedford four years: Chairman of Westchester Board
of Supervisors twice ; Member of Assembly in 1849
andl8.5rt: of the State Senate in 18.54, "55. tind 1872.
"73, "74, 75, 76, "77, '!», 79, "80 and '81, and President
pro (em, in 1874, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, "80 and "81 :
County Judge of Westchester county twelve years
(three terms) ; Presidential elector in 1860; Repre-
sentative in the 40th Congress ; Delegate to the Re-
publican National Convention in 1864, 1876, 1880 and
1884, and Delegate to Whig and Republican State
Conventions repeatedly ; Collector of the Port of
New York, four years; andmember of the Republican
State Committee for fifteen successive years. He
was one of the three Republicans from this State
sent by General Grant to Florida in 1876, to see that
the electoral vote was cast in accordance with the
vote of the State at the Presidential election of that
year ; Chairman of the Military Committee ap-
pointeilby Governor Morgan in 1862, to raise and or-
ganize State troops in the 8th Senate District; Com-
missioner to superintend the draft in Westchester in
the early part of the war, under an appointment of
the Governor; and Brigade Inspector of the 7th Bri-
gade for si.\ years. In 1>76 the degree of LL. D. was
conferred upon him by Williams College. He was
elected to the present Senate by a plurality of 396,
his opponents being Wm. Ryan (Dem.), Daniel R.
Wood (Pro.) and R. Frank Sylvester (United Lab.)
The Democratic plurality in 1885 was 1,568.

Thirteenth District.

(Counties of Orange and Sullivan. Population,

120, 1S7.;

HENRY R. LOW (Rep. ), of Mlddletown, 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-
dier 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, an<l is at pres-
ent engaged in farming and manufacturing, and is
a dealer in real estate. Provious to the Rebellion
he was a Donglaa Democrat, and since that period
he hits 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
ad 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,



1S62, "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 a member of
the Senate in 1883-"84, serving as Chairman of the
Committees on Public Health and Agriculture,- and
member of Finance and Railroads; in 1885-'87, serv-
ing as Chairman of Railroads and Agriculture, and
member of Finance. Internal Afl"airs and Public
Health ; and was re-elected by a plurality of 619, his
opponents being J. Chauncey Odell (Dem.), Hiram
A. Pooler (Pro.) and Joseph Martin (Lab.). His
plurality in 1885 was 1,253, and in 1883 his majority
was 133.

Fourteeutli District.

(Counties of Ulster. Schoharie and Greene. Popu-
lation, 153,234.)

JOHN J. LINSON (Dem.), of Kingston, Ulster
county. Mr. L. was born at Mongaup Valley, Sul-
livan county, N. Y., November 29, 1850, of Revolu-
tionary ancestry ; received his education at Monti-
cello Academy, and State Normal School, and is a
lawyer. He has always been a Democrat: was
Chairman of the Democratic County Committee in
1879, and Corporation Cotinsel of Kingston, 1883-'87.
He was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 2, 213.
his opponents being Henry C. Connelly (Rep.), who
was.chosen to the last Senate by a plurality of 232,
and Newton Young (Pro. )

Fifteenth District.

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

GILBERT A. DEANE (Rep.), of Copake Iron
Works. Columbia county. Mr. D. was born in Con-
necticut, June 2, 1851. He was elected to the Sen-
ate by a pluralitv of 3, 175. his opponents being Henry
L. Gregg (Dem.) and William R. Price (Pro ) The
Republican plurality in 1885 was 1,395.

Sixteenth District.

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

MICHAEL F. COLLINS (Dem.), of Troy, Rens-
selaer county. Mr. C. was born in Troy, September
27, 1854. and educated in the public schools and at
the Christian Brothers' Academy. He was formerly
a compositor, and is now the editor and proprietor
of the Troy Observer. He was one of the stockhold-
ers of the Troy Standard, when that paper was
started by printers who had been discharged from
the Troy Press for refusing to leave the union ; and
is President of the Local Board of Civil Service Ex-
aminers. He was a member of Assembly in 1886,
serving on the Committees on Commerce and Navi-
gation, Printing and Joint Library; and in 1887.
.serving on Commerce and Navigation, Public Edu-
cation. Public Printing, and .Joint Library. He was
elected to the Senate by a plurality ot 2,818, his op-
ponents being James IT. Manville (Rep.), Thomas
Moss (Pro.) and Timothy McDonald (Lab.) The
Republican majority in 1885 over the Prohibition can-
didate was 16, 9l")6, the Democrats making no nomi-
nation. Mr. C.'s plurality for the Assembly in 1886
was 1,808, and in 18«3 it was 768.

Seventeenth District.

(County of Albany. Population, 147,530.)
HENRY RUSSELL (Rep.), of Albany. Mr. R.
was born at Broome, Schoharie county, N. Y.. De-
cember 7, 18.35; educated in the common schools of
Broome; was formerly a country merchant, and is
now a wholesale Hour merchant. He was President
of the Albany Board of Trade, 1878. He was elected
to the Senate by a plurality of 8, his opponents be-
ing Norton Chase (Dem. ), Christopher Terwilliger
fPro. ) and Edward P. Lee (United Lab.) The
Democratic plurality In 1885 was 1,588.



Eisliteenth District.

(Counties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgom-
ery and Schenectady. Population, 146,995. )

JOHN FOLEY (Dem.); of Saratoga Springs, Sara-
toga county. Mr. F. was born at Saratoga Springs
in 184S, and has always resided there, ile was edu-
cated in the public schools and Professor Robb s
Academy at Saratoga, and is a lawyer. He has
been Justice of the Peace, and Member and Presi-
dent of the Board of Education of the village of
Saratoga Springs ; was elected District-Attorney of
Saratoga county in 1SS3 and served the term ; is at
present a member of the Democratic State Commit-
tee. He was elected to the Senate by a plurality of
3,743, his opponents being Harlan P. Kline (Rep.)
and Franklin J. Weed (Pro. ) The Democratic
pluralitv in 18S5 was 20. Mr. F. ran ahead of his
ticket about 4,300 votes. In 1883, for District-Attor-
ney of Saratoga County, he ran about 1,600 ahead.

Nineteenth District.

(Counties of Clinton, Essex and Warren. Popula-
tion, 107,550. )

ROWLAND CASE KELLOGG (Rep.), of Eliza-
bethtown, Essex county. Mr. K. was born at Eliza-
bethtown, December 31, IS43. He was educated in
the common and select schools, and at Fairfax, Yt.,
Semhiary, and is a lawyer. He enlisted as a private
in Company F, 118th Regiment, N. Y. Yols.,on the
28th dav of July, 1862 ; served as Commissary Ser-
geant of 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 assigned to duty with Col. Lowell with a brigade
of Cavalry, afterward with Col. Livingston and Gen.
Robertson, respectively, commanding a brigade of
" Horse Artillery," U. S. regular troops, and with
Ma)or-General Thomas W. Eagan, as Division Com-
missary in the Army of the Shenandoah, until dis-
charged the last "of August, 1865, 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-
tornev of Essex county for nine years, from January
1. 1877, to January 1, i8S6; Supervisor of Elizabeth-
town, 1869-73, being Chairman of the Board for two
years: Chairman of the Republican County Commit-
tee, 1882-"85. He was a member of the lust Senate,
serving as Chairman of the Committee on Public
Printing and member of Judiciary, State Prisons,
Commerce and Navigation and Insurance ; and was
re-elected without opposition. His plurality in 1885
was 4,369.

Twentieth District.

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

GEORGE Z. ERWIN (Rep.), of Potsdam, St.
Lawrence county. Mr. E. was born at Madrid, St.
Lawrence county, January 1.5, 1840; educated at St.
Lawrence Academy. Potsdam, and Mlddlebury (Vt. )
College, graduating in 1865; was formerly a farmer ;
is now a lawver ; has always been an earnest Repub-
lican ; was a member of Assembly in 1882, serving on
the Committee on Ways and Means, Sub-Committee
of the Wliole, and the Special Committee to investi-
gate receiverships ; in 1883, serving on Ways and
Means, Railroads and Privileges and Elections; in
1884, serving as Chairman of Banks, and member ot
Waj's and Means, Privileges and Elections and the
Special Committee to investigate the Public Works
Department of New York city ; In 1885, serving as
Speaker of the House ; in 1886, serving as Chairman
of Ways and Means and Rules, and member of Pub-
lic Educatlou and Expenditures of the House ; and
in 1SS7, serving as Chairman of Ways and Means and
Rules, and member of Federal Relations and Ex-
penditures of the House. He was elected to the
Senate bv a pluralitv of 8.496, his opponents being J.
Chandler Houghton (Dem.) and Gates Curtis (Pro.)
The Republican plurality in 1385 was 8,845.



Twenty-first District.

(Counties of Oswego and Jefferson. Population,
143.977. )
GEORGE B. SLOAN (Rep.), of Oswego. Mr S.
was born in the citv of Oswego, June 20, 1831. His
lather, James Sloan, was a native of Massachusetts
and emigrated to this State in 1825. His mother was
of New Hampshire birth. After receiving a good
common school education, he at the age ot fourteen
commenced a business training. After passing
through the elementary steps of a business career
as a clerk he became associated with other gentle-
men as a partner, and after an experience of a few
years in which he was successful, in connection with
Theodore Irwin, the well-known firm of Irwin &
Sloan was established. This firm continued through
a period of twenty years, and enjoyed a widely ex-
tended reputation for probity and sagacity. The
transactions of this firm were carried on with the
west and Canada, and were principally confined to
dealing in the cereal productions of those sections.
During the existence of the firm the business was
alwavs prosperous, and in 1882 Mr. Irwin and Mr.
Sloan both relinquished their interests in order that
thev might pass into the hands of the junior part-
ners, who had come into the firm at different periods
and had grown to be efficient in the management of
its affairs. The founders of the house did not sever
their business relations with each other, however,
but continue to be Jointly interested in various loc.il
enterprises. They own the controlling interests in
two extensive manufacturing establishments in Os-
wego, as well as the Second National Bank of that
citv, and of which Mr. Sloan is President. It may
be mentioned as not a httle unusual, that in all of
the transactions between Mr. Irwin and Mr. Sloan,
extending over so many years, and involving im-
mense sums of money, that no written agreement or
memorandum was ever passed between them. They
have always relied upon each other implicitly, and
neither has ever had occasion for regret in conse-
quence. Mr. Sloan is a director of the Oswego Shade
Cloth Comp.anv, member of the local board of the
State Normal School at Oswego, and trustee of the
New York State Idiot Asylum at Syracuse. In poli-
tics he has always been an active Republican. His
first Presidential vote was cast for General Fremont
in 1856, and he always since supported Republican
candidates and measures. He was a member of As-
sembly 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 a member of the last
Senate, serving as Chairman of the Committee on
Finance, and member of Canals and Rules and was
re-elected bv a plurality of 4.754, his opponents being
James A. Ward (Dem.) and Fred. B. Devendorf
(Pro.) Mr. Sloan was prominently mentioned as a
candidate for President of the present Senate, but
preferring the duties of the floor and the Chairman-
ship of the leading committee, he declined the prof-
erred honor. His majority in 18S5was 4,705.

Twenty-second District.

(Oneida county. Population, 113,967.)
HENRY J. COGGESHALL (Rep.), of Waterville.
Mr. C. was born at Waterville, Oneida county, N.
Y.,of New England ancestry, 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 ; wasadmitted
to the bar in 1866, and has since practiced law at
Waterville. He was Assistant District Attorney of
Oneida county, 1869-"72. and County Clerk, 1880-'83.
He is a ready and pleasing speaker, of decided popu-
larity, and possesses wide repute as a lecturer. He
was a member of Assembly in 1873. serving on the
Committees on Judiciary and Manufacture of Salt;
was a member of the Senate in 1884-'85, serving as
Chairman of the Committee on Miscellaneous Cor-



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porations and member of Judiciary, Commerce and
Navigation. Canals. Public Buildings and Engrossed
Bills T in 18^6- "S'T, ser%-ing as Chairman of Miscella<
neous Corporations and member of Judiciary ; and
was re-elected to the present Secate by a plurality
ot 1,212, his opponents being John <j. Gibson tDem.)
and Moses E. Dunham (Pro.) His plurality in 1SS5
was 2, 451. In the Senate, he advocated and passed
the bills to abolish State paper, to prohibit thfe adul-
teration of food ; to prefer soldiers in civil service
examinations ; to exempt disabled soldiers from poll
tax ; no make the 30th of May a legal holiday ; to
abolish imprisonment of insolvent debtors ; to pro-



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