Oregon Continuity of Government in the Event of an Enemy Attack, Measure 12 (1960)

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The Oregon Continuity of Government in the Event of an Enemy Attack Amendment, also known as Measure 12, was on the November 8, 1960 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to mandate the continuation of local and state government in the event of an enemy military attack.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 12 (1960)
Approveda Yes 578,266 86.66%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

12. CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT IN EMENMY ATTACK - Purpose: To amend Constitution to authorize Legislature to set up machinery to continue local and state government in the event of enemy attack.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Jean L. Lewis[1]
  • State Representative Ben Evick
  • State Representative Norman R. Howard

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 26, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.