89th New York State Legislature
|89th New York State Legislature|
The Old State Capitol (1879)
|Jurisdiction||New York, United States|
|Term||January 1 – December 31, 1866|
|President||Lt. Gov. Thomas G. Alvord (R)|
|Temporary President||Charles J. Folger (R), from February 6|
|Party control||Republican (27-5)|
|Speaker||Lyman Tremain (R)|
|Party control||Republican (90-38)|
The 89th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 2 to April 20, 1866, during the second year of Reuben E. Fenton's governorship, in Albany.
Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1846, 32 Senators and 128 assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts; senators for a two-year term, assemblymen for a one-year term. The senatorial districts were made up of entire counties, except New York County (four districts) and Kings County (two districts). The Assembly districts were made up of entire towns, or city wards, forming a contiguous area, all within the same county.
The 1865 New York state election was held on November 7. All ten statewide elective offices up for election were carried by the Republicans. The approximate party strength at this election, as expressed by the vote for Secretary of State, was: Republicans 301,000 and Democrats 273,000.
The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 2, 1866; and adjourned on April 20.
On January 29, DeWitt C. Littlejohn (R) was elected Speaker pro tempore of the Assembly.
On February 6, Charles J. Folger (R) was re-elected President pro tempore of the State Senate.
On April 16, the Legislature re-apportioned the Assembly seats per county. Allegany, Chenango, Herkimer, Jefferson, Livingston, Steuben and Suffolk counties lost one seat each; Erie County gained one seat, Kings County gained two seats; and New York County gained four seats.
On April 25, the Legislature re-apportioned the Senate districts.
The State Senate met for a special session on June 12; adjourned on June 15; met again on August 28; and adjourned again on August 31. This session was called to hold the trial of George W. Smith, Judge of the Oneida County Court. The trial continued during the next session, and Smith was removed from office on January 25, 1867.
- 1st District: Queens, Richmond and Suffolk counties
- 2nd District: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th, 13th and 19th wards of the City of Brooklyn
- 3rd District: 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th wards of the City of Brooklyn; and all towns in Kings County
- 4th District: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 14th wards of New York City
- 5th District: 10th, 11th, 13th and 17th wards of New York City
- 6th District: 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th wards of New York City
- 7th District: 12th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd wards of New York City
- 8th District: Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties
- 9th District: Orange and Sullivan counties
- 10th District: Greene and Ulster counties
- 11th District: Columbia and Dutchess counties
- 12th District: Rensselaer and Washington counties
- 13th District: Albany County
- 14th District: Delaware, Schenectady and Schoharie counties
- 15th District: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties
- 16th District: Clinton, Essex and Warren counties
- 17th District: Franklin and St. Lawrence counties
- 18th District: Jefferson and Lewis counties
- 19th District: Oneida County
- 20th District: Herkimer and Otsego counties
- 21st District: Oswego County
- 22nd District: Onondaga County
- 23rd District: Chenango, Cortland and Madison counties
- 24th District: Broome, Tompkins and Tioga counties
- 25th District: Cayuga and Wayne counties
- 26th District: Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties
- 27th District: Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties
- 28th District: Monroe County
- 29th District: Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties
- 30th District: Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming counties
- 31st District: Erie County
- 32nd District: Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Charles Stanford changed from the Assembly to the Senate.
|1st||Nicholas B. La Bau||Republican|
|2nd||Henry R. Pierson||Republican|
|3rd||Henry C. Murphy*||Democrat||re-elected|
|4th||Benjamin Wood||Democrat||took his seat on January 9|
|5th||Charles G. Cornell||Democrat||until November 17, 1866, also New York City Street Commissioner|
|8th||Edmund G. Sutherland||Democrat|
|9th||Henry R. Low*||Republican||re-elected|
|11th||Edward G. Wilbor||Republican|
|13th||Lorenzo D. Collins||Republican|
|15th||Adam W. Kline||Republican|
|16th||Moss K. Platt||Republican|
|20th||George H. Andrews*||Republican||re-elected|
|21st||John J. Wolcott||Republican|
|22nd||Andrew D. White*||Republican||re-elected|
|25th||Stephen K. Williams*||Republican||re-elected|
|26th||Charles J. Folger*||Republican||re-elected|
|27th||Stephen T. Hayt*||Republican||re-elected; |
on November 6, 1866, elected a Canal Commissioner
|30th||Wolcott J. Humphrey||Republican|
|31st||David S. Bennett||Republican|
|32nd||Walter L. Sessions||Republican|
- Clerk: James Terwilliger
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Arthur Hotchkiss
- Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms: Sanders Wilson
- Doorkeeper: Herman B. Young
- First Assistant Doorkeeper: Frank M. Jones
- Second Assistant Doorkeeper: Nathaniel Saxton
- Third Assistant Doorkeeper: August Wagner
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.
Party affiliations follow the vote for Speaker and Police Commissioner.
- Clerk: Joseph B. Cushman
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Frederick T. Hempstead
- Doorkeeper: S. P. Remington
- First Assistant Doorkeeper: Alexander Frier
- Second Assistant Doorkeeper: Oscar K. Dean
- Laws of the State of New York (89th session) (1866; pg. 1301f, Chap. 607 "AN ACT for the apportionment of the Members of Assembly of this State")
- Laws of the State of New York (89th session) (1866; pg. 1762ff, Chap. 805 "AN ACT to organize the Senate Districts of the State")
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 380–395)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 395ff)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 369–380)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; see pg. 439 for Senate districts; pg. 444 for senators; pg. 450–463 for Assembly districts; and pg. 504f for assemblymen)
- Journal of the Senate (89th Session) (1866)
- Journal of the Assembly (89th Session) (1866; Vol. I)
- Journal of the Assembly (89th Session) (1866; Vol. II)
- Journal of Proceedings of the Senate in the Matter of George W. Smith, Judge of Oneida County, in Relation to Charges Submitted to the Senate by the Governor (1867)