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155th New York State Legislature

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Members  51
Party control  Republican (27–24)
Temporary President  George R. Fearon (R)
155th New York State Legislature
Jurisdiction  New York, United States
Term  January 1 – December 31, 1932
President  Lt. Gov. Herbert H. Lehman (D)

The 155th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 6 to December 14, 1932, during the fourth year of Franklin D. Roosevelt's governorship, in Albany.



Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1894, re-apportioned in 1917, 51 Senators and 150 assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts; senators for a two-year term, assemblymen for a one-year term. The senatorial districts consisted either of one or more entire counties; or a contiguous area within a single county. The counties which were divided into more than one senatorial district were New York (nine districts), Kings (eight), Bronx (three), Erie (three), Monroe (two), Queens (two) and Westchester (two). The Assembly districts were made up of contiguous area, all within the same county.

At this time there were two major political parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The Socialist Party and the Communist Party also nominated tickets.


The New York state election, 1931, was held on November 3. No statewide elective offices were up for election.

Assemblywoman Rhoda Fox Graves (Rep.), of Gouverneur, a former school teacher who after her marriage became active in women's organisations and politics, was re-elected, and remained the only woman legislator.


The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Albany on January 6, 1932; and adjourned on March 11.

Joseph A. McGinnies (Rep.) was re-elected Speaker.

The Legislature met for a special session at the State Capitol in Albany on December 9, 1932; and adjourned on December 14. This session was called to enact legislation to avoid the financial breakdown of New York City which threatened to occur on December 17.


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Joe R. Hanley changed from the Assembly to the Senate.

Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on (the)..."


  • Clerk: A. Miner Wellman
  • Assemblymen

    Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on (the)..."


  • Clerk: Fred W. Hammond
  • References

    155th New York State Legislature Wikipedia

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