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Chief Judges of the New York Court of Appeals, 1847-1993 (May be incomplete!)
Freeborn G. Jewett 1847-49 Greene C. Bronson 1850-51 Charles H. Ruggles 1851-53 Addison Gardiner 1854-55 Hiram Denio 1856-57 Alexander S. Johnson 1858-59 George F. Comstock 1860-61 Samuel L. Selden 1862 Hiram Denio 1862-65 Henry E. Davies 1866-67 William B. Wright 1868 Ward Hunt 1868-69 Robert Earl 1870 Sanford E. Church 1870-80 Charles J. Folger 1880-81 Charles Andrews 1881-82 William C. Ruger 1882-92 Robert Earl 1892 Charles Andrews 1892-97 Alton B. Parker 1897-1904 Edgar M. Cullen 1904-13 Willard Bartlett 1914-16 Frank H. Hiscock 1917-26 Benjamin N. Cardozo 1927-32 Cuthbert W. Pound 1932-34 Frederick E. Crane 1935-39 Irving Lehman 1940-45 John T. Loughran 1945-53 Edmund H. Lewis 1953-54 Albert Conway 1954-59 Charles S. Desmond 1959-66 Stanley H. Fuld 1967-73 Charles D. Breitel 1973-79 Sol Wachtler 1985-93 Judith S. Kaye 1993-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1868 Jan 12: William B. Wright, died in office.
  • 1870 May 17: Sanford E. Church (Dem), elected; Henry R. Selden (Rep), defeated.
  • 1880 May 13: Sanford E. Church, died in office.
  • 1892: Walter J. Farrington (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1904 Aug 5: Alton B. Parker, resigned.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Edgar M. Cullen (Dem & Rep), elected; Charles H. Matchett (Social Democratic), defeated; Gaylord Logan (Prohibition), defeated; Justus Ebert (Socialist Labor), defeated; Edward N. Heath (People's), defeated.
  • 1913 Nov 4: Willard Bartlett (Dem & Independence League), elected; William E. Werner (Rep), defeated; Learned Hand (Progressive), defeated; Henry L. Slobodin (Socialist), defeated; Charles E. Manierre (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Almet F. Jenks (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Frank H. Hiscock (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Frank H. Hiscock (Progressive), nominated; Almet F. Jenks (Progressive), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Frank H. Hiscock (Rep & Progressive), elected; Almet F. Jenks (Dem & Independence League), defeated; Louis B. Boudin (Socialist), defeated; Erwin J. Baldwin (Prohibition), defeated; Jacob E. Alexander (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Benjamin N. Cardozo (Dem & Rep), elected; Darwin J. Meserole (Socialist), defeated; Milton Weinberger (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Cuthbert W. Pound (Rep & Dem), elected; Jacob Panken (Socialist), defeated; George E. Powers (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Frederick E. Crane (Rep & Dem), elected; Jacob Hillquit (Socialist), defeated; Richard B. Moore (Communist), defeated.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Irving Lehman (Dem & Rep & American Labor), elected unopposed.
  • 1945 Sep 28: John T. Loughran, appointed.
  • 1946 Nov 5: John T. Loughran (Dem & Rep & American Labor), elected unopposed.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Edmund H. Lewis (Rep & Dem), elected; Edward Kuntz (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Albert Conway (Dem & Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Charles S. Desmond (Dem & Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Stanley H. Fuld (Rep & Dem), elected unopposed.
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