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113th New York State Legislature

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Members  32
Party control  Republican (19-13)
113th New York State Legislature

Jurisdiction  New York, United States
Term  January 1 – December 31, 1890
President  Lt. Gov. Edward F. Jones (D)
Temporary President  Jacob Sloat Fassett (R)

The 113th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 7 to May 9, 1890, during the sixth year of David B. Hill'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 (seven districts) and Kings County (three districts). The Assembly districts were made up of entire towns, or city wards, forming a contiguous area, all within the same county.

At this time there were two major political parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. In New York City, the Democrats were split into two factions: Tammany Hall and the "County Democracy". The Prohibition Party and the Greenback Party also nominated state tickets.


The New York state election, 1889 was held on November 5. All six statewide elective office up for election was carried by the Democrats. The approximate party strength at this election, as expressed by the vote for Secretary of State, was: Democrats 506,000; Republicans 485,000; Prohibition 27,000; and Greenback 1,000.


The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Albany on January 7, 1890; and adjourned on May 9.

James W. Husted (R) was again elected Speaker, against William F. Sheehan (D).

Jacob Sloat Fassett (R) was re-elected President pro tempore of the State Senate.


Note: There are now 62 counties in the State of New York. The counties which are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized, the area being included in one or more of the abovementioned counties.


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Patrick H. McCarren, George F. Roesch, Harvey J. Donaldson, Charles T. Saxton and Greenleaf S. Van Gorder changed from the Assembly to the Senate.


  • Clerk: John S. Kenyon
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Charles V. Schram
  • Doorkeeper: Edward R. Gibbons
  • Stenographer: George H. Thornton
  • Assemblymen

    The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.


  • Clerk: Charles A. Chickering
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: James H. Manville
  • Doorkeeper: Homer B. Webb
  • Stenographer: Isaac H. Smith
  • References

    113th New York State Legislature Wikipedia