1933 New York state election

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The 1933 New York state election was held on November 7, 1933, to elect a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly. Besides, four amendments to the State Constitution were proposed.


In 1933, there was only one state officer to be elected statewide: a judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Cuthbert W. Pound, who had been elected Chief Judge in 1932. Leonard C. Crouch had been appointed in March 1932 to the seat when Pound was appointed temporarily Chief Judge. Crouch was re-appointed in January 1933 after Pound's taking office for his elected term.

The Republican State Convention met on September 14 at the National Republican Club in New York City, W. Kingsland Macy presided. They endorsed the Democratic nominee Leonard C. Crouch.[1]

The Democratic State Committee met on October 2 at Albany, New York, U.S. Postmaster General James A. Farley presided. The incumbent Leonard C. Crouch was nominated to succeed himself.[2]


The jointly nominated incumbent Crouch was re-elected.

1933 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic Leonard C. Crouch 3,249,936[3]
Republican Leonard C. Crouch
Socialist Darwin J. Meserole[4] 100,413
Law Preservation Leonard C. Crouch
Communist Dominick Fliani 30,869
City Fusion[5] Leonard C. Crouch

Obs.: "Blank, void and scattering" votes: 1,094,952


  1. ^ MACY IS UPHELD IN CONTROL FIGHT in NYT on September 15, 1933 (subscription required)
  2. ^ STATE DEMOCRATS ENDORSE O'BRIEN in NYT on October 3, 1933 (subscription required)
  3. ^ total votes on all tickets
  4. ^ Darwin J. Meserole, ran also for Attorney General in 1920; for Chief Judge in 1926; and for associate judge of the Court of Appeals in 1930
  5. ^ This ticket was nominated in the New York City mayoral election which was held at the same time.

See also[edit]

New York state elections