Oregon Bonds for Public Institutions, Measure 7 (June 1919)

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The Oregon Bonds for Public Institutions Act, also known as Measure 7, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the issuance and sale of $5,000,000 worth of bonds for the construction of hospitals, college and university buildings, armories, a penitentiary, to promote land settlement, to reclaim arid, swamped and logged land and to provide settlement for honorably discharged military personnel.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1919)
Defeatedd No42,79253.43%
Yes 37,294 46.57%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - RECONSTRUCTION BONDING BILL - Purpose: To bond the state for not more than $5,000,000; to levy taxes to pay for same, also to construct hospitals at Portland and Salem, agricultural college buildings at Corvallis, university buildings at Eugene, normal school buildings at Monmouth, hospital buildings at Pendleton, to aid in the construction of armories at Marshfield, Astoria, Baker, Bend, La Grande and Medford, to construct a penitentiary in Marion county, to promote land settlement, to develop reclamation projects on arid, swamp and logged off lands, and to provide for the settlement thereon of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines of the United States. --- Vote YES or NO.

312. Yes

313. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 28, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.