Oregon Educational Financial Aid for Veterans, Measure 8 (June 1919)

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The Oregon Educational Financial Aid for Veterans Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure provided “honorably discharged” military personnel enlisted or inducted from Oregon with educational grants not exceeding $25 per month nor $200 per year to attend any university or college, public or private, in the state. The grants were paid for by levying two-tenths of a mill state tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1919)
Approveda Yes 49,158 59.46%

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 - SOLDIERS, SAILORS' AND MARINES' EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL AID BILL - Purpose: Providing honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines enlisted or inducted from Oregon may attend any institution of learning, public or private, in Oregon and have their necessary expenses, not exceeding $25 per month nor $200 per year, paid by the state for not more than four years; levying two-tenths of a mill state tax to provide funds for such purpose. --- Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes

315. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on March 4, 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.