The History of New York State
Book XII, Chapter 11, Footnotes

Editor, Dr. James Sullivan

Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam


#1 Speech in New York City, October 10, 1910.

#2 The other candidates for Governor were: John J. Hopper (Independence League), 48,470; Charles Edward Russell (?Socialist), 48,529; T. Alex. MacNicholl (Prohibition), 22,295; Frank E. Passamo (Socialist Labor), 5,517.

#3 Sulzer, 649,559; Hedges, 444,105; Straus 303,183; Charles E. Russell (Socialist), 56,917; T. A. MacNicholl (Prohibition), 18,990; John Hall (Socialist Labor), 4,461.

#4 For all details, see "Proceedings of the Court for the Trial of Impeachment," two volumes, Albany, 1913.

#5 Whitman, 686,701; Glynn, 451,269; Sulzer, 126,270; Davenport, 45,586; Gustav A. Strebel (Socialist), 373,793; James T. Hunter (Socialist Labor), 2,350. The vote for Senator was: Wadsworth, 639,112; Gerard, 571,419; Colby, 61,977; Charles E. Russell (Socialist), 55,266; F. E. Baldwin (Prohibition), 27,813; Edwin A. Archer (Socialist Labor), 3,064.

#6 "Biography of Alfred E. Smith," by Henry Moshowitz, p. 43.

#7 Roscoe C. E. Brown in Smith's "History of the State of New York--Political and Governmental," IV, 310.

#8 Harding, 16,152,200; Cox, 9,147,353; Debs (Socialist), 919,709; Christensen (Farmer-Labor), 265,411; Watkins, (Prohibition), 189,408; W. W. Cox, (Industrialist and Socialist labor), 31,175; Macauley, (Single Tax), 5,837. The Electoral College gave 404 votes to Harding and Coolidge, and 126 votes to Cox and Roosevelt.

#9 New York State cast 1,871,167 votes for Harding and 781,238 votes for Cox. The Socialist vote was strong, Debs receiving 203,201. The Republicans carried every county, but although the vote for Harding, Republican, made his plurality 1,089,929, the Republican candidates for Governor was given only 73,888 more votes than were cast for Smith. The vote was; Miller, 1,335,907; smith , 1,261,729; Cannon, (Socialist), 171,907; Malone, (Farmer-Labor), 49,953; Thompson (Prohibitionist), 16,978; Quinn, (Socialist-Labor), 4,641. Harding carried Greater New York by 438,000 plurality; nevertheless, Smith won every metropolitan county and had 411,000 plurality in the city.

#10 "Courts and Layers in New York," by Chester and Williams, IV, 1379.

#11 The vote for Governor was as follows: Smith, 1,397,657; Miller, 1,011,725; Edward F. Cassidy (Socialist), 99,944; also 6,888 (Farmer-Labor); George K. Hinds (Prohibition), 9,498; Jeremiah D. Crowley (Social-Labor), 3,378.

#12 The vote for Governor was: Smith, 1,627,111; Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., 1,518,550; Norman Thomas (Socialist), 99,196; Cannon (Workers'), 7.813; Passonno (Socialist-Labor) 4.923.

#13 The vote for President in New York State was: Coolidge (Republican), 1,820,058; Davis David (Democrat), 950,796; LaFollette (Progressive), 268,510; also (Socialist), 198,783; Johns (Social-Labor), 9,928; Foster (Workers' Party), 8,228.

#14 Coolidge, 15,725,016; Davis, Democrat, 8,386,503; LaFollette, Independent Progressive and Socialist, 4,822,856. Of the 531 electoral votes, 382 were cast for Coolidge and Dawes; 136 for Davis and Bryan; and 13 for LaFollette and Wheeler.

#15 "We live in a Government of laws and not of en, and when we speak of the great power of the Government we speak of that power under the law. Whatever must be accomplished within the next two years, aside from administrative detail, must be accomplished by law, and when our forefathers, in their wisdom, divided the Government into the independent branches, they name the Legislature more powerful, because the Legislature can enact a law without the Governor. Without the Legislature, the Governor is a put administrator.

"Much of the reforms in government, much of the problems we have been discussing in the last year, require amendment to the law, to give them full force and full effect. On Wednesday next, when the Legislature convenes, I will address them by message and will set down in black and white what, in my opinion, should be done to make the Government of the State more responsive toward ten and a half million people.

"Without the cooperation of the Legislature, I can only administer the everyday affairs of the State; therefore, in the Assembly chamber today, in this public way, I ask for that cooperation. I promise to give it to the Legislature for my side of the government, with a full free hand and a willing heart, and I ask it from them." Quoting from Inaugural Speech of Governor Smith, January 1, 1927.

#16 For yet another session the Republicans have control of both houses of the State Legislature, the Senate being composed, in 1927, of twenty-seven Republicans and twenty-four Democrats; and the Assembly being made up of eighty-four Republican and sixty-six Democrats.


The History of New York State, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927

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