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New York's 15th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York Citymarker. It is composed of Upper Manhattan, Rikers Islandmarker and a largely non-residential section of northwestern Queensmarker on the shore of the East Rivermarker mostly occupied by the Consolidated Edison power plant. The district includes the neighborhoods of Harlemmarker, Inwood, Marble Hillmarker, Spanish Harlemmarker, Washington Heightsmarker, Morningside Heightsmarker and portions of the Upper West Sidemarker. The Apollo Theatermarker, Columbia University, and Grant's Tombmarker are located within this district. It is the smallest congressional district by area in the United States, comprising just 10.29 square miles (26.65 square kilometers) of land.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Charles B. Rangel. Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+43 in 2004, the 15th Congressional District was tied with neighboring 16th Congressional District (most of the Bronx) in being the two most Democratic districts in the nation. John Kerry won 90% of the vote in the 15th Congressional District that year.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 93 - 6%
2004 President Kerry 90 - 9%
2000 President Gore 87 - 7%


Components: Past and Present

1993-present:
Parts of Queensmarker, Manhattanmarker, The Bronxmarker
1983-1993:
Parts of Manhattanmarker
1963-1983:
Parts of Brooklynmarker
1953-1963:
All of Staten Islandmarker
Parts of Brooklynmarker
1945-1953:
Parts of Brooklynmarker
1913-1945:
Parts of Manhattanmarker
1833-1843:
Montgomerymarker


Representatives

1803 - 1813: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note

District created 1803

Gaylord Griswold Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805

Nathan Williams Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807

William Kirkpatrick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809

Peter Buell Porter Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813


1813 - 1823: Two seats

From 1809 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the 15th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note

vacant March 4, 1813 – May 26, 1813

John M. Bowers Federalist May 26, 1813 – December 20, 1813 seated after rep-elect William Dowse died before installation

Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-Republican December 20, 1813 – March 3, 1815 successfully contested election of John M. Bowers

James Birdsall Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817

John R. Drake Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819

Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821

Samuel Campbell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823


Seat B



Representative Party Years District home Note
Joel Thompson Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815

Jabez D. Hammond Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817

Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819

Robert Monell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821

James Hawkes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823


1823 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note

John Herkimer Adams-Clay DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825

Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833

Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835

Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837

John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839

Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841

John Sanford Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843

Lemuel Stetson Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845

Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847

Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849

John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851

Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853

Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855

Edward Dodd Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859

James B. McKean Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863

John Augustus Griswold Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869

Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871

Joseph M. Warren Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873

Eli Perry Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 14th district

John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877

Stephen L. Mayham Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879

William Lounsbery Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881

Thomas Cornell Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883

John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885

Lewis Beach Democratic March 4, 1885 – August 10, 1886 redistricted from 14th district, died

vacant August 10, 1886 – December 6, 1886

Henry Bacon Democratic December 6, 1886 – March 3, 1889

Moses D. Stivers Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891

Henry Bacon Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893

Ashbel P. Fitch Democratic March 4, 1893 – December 26, 1893 redistricted from 13th district, resigned to become New York City Comptroller

vacant December 26, 1893 – January 30, 1894

Isidor Straus Democratic January 30, 1894 – March 3, 1895

Philip B. Low Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899

Jacob Ruppert, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 16th district

William H. Douglas Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 redistricted from 14th district

J. Van Vechten Olcott Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911

Thomas G. Patten Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 18th district

Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 2, 1917 redistricted from 12th district, died

vacant March 2, 1917 – April 12, 1917

Thomas F. Smith Democratic April 12, 1917 – March 3, 1919

Peter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 redistricted from 16th district

Thomas J. Ryan Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923

John J. Boylan Democratic March 4, 1923 – October 5, 1938 died

vacant October 5, 1938 – January 3, 1939

Michael J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943

Thomas F. Burchill Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945

Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 10th district, redistricted to 11th district

John H. Ray Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963

Hugh L. Carey Democratic January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1974 redistricted from 12th district, resigned after being elected Governor of New York

vacant January 1, 1975 – January 2, 1975

Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983

S. William Green Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 18th district

Charles B. Rangel Democratic January 3, 1993 – present redistricted from 16th district


The 15th District was a Brooklyn based seat until 1982, when it was realigned to cover the East Side Manhattan seat. Following the 1992 reamp it became the upper Manhattan seat previously designated the 19th District and the 18th District.

Election results

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

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