1939 New York City Council election

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1939 New York City Council election

← 1937 November 7, 1939 1941 →

All seats to the New York City Council

An election was held on November 7, 1939 for the members of the New York City Council. Although the results of the election weren't in by the next day, The Brooklyn Citizen was willing to predict that all the candidates endorsed by Judge Samuel Seabury and Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia were defeated as they had been in the other municipal contests that day, due in large part to the domestic popularity of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.[1] The reduced turnout compared to 1937 threatened to wipe out at least 9 of the Council's then-26 seats, given that 75,000 votes were required for each seat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Repudiation of Mayor LaGuardia". The Brooklyn Citizen. 105 (111). November 8, 1939. p. 4. Retrieved May 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Democrats Sweep To Victory in Boro". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 99 (310). November 8, 1939. p. 5. Retrieved May 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.