Oregon Elimination of the State Senate, Measure 26 (1914)

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The Oregon Elimination of the State Senate Amendment, also known as Measure 26, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have eliminated the Oregon Senate, thereby leaving the state legislature as one house.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 26 (1914)
Defeatedd No123,42966.43%
Yes 62,376 33.57%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Constitutional Amendment initiated by the following officers of Oregon State Grange: C. E. Spence, Worthy Master, Carus, Oregon, C. L. Shaw, Executive Committee, Albany, B. G. Leedy, Executive Committee, Corvallis, Oregon, E. A. Bond, Legislative Committee, Creswell, Oregon, C. D. Huffman, Legislative Committee, La Grande, Oregon; the following officers of the Oregon State Federation of Labor: T. H. Burchard, President, Portland, Oregon, E. J. Stack, Secretary, Portland, Oregon, Phillip R. Pollock, Executive Committee, Portland, Oregon, H. M. Lornsten, Executive Committee, Astoria, Oregon; the following officers of the People's Power League: C. E. S. Wood, President, Portland, Oregon, Geo. M. Orton, Vice-President, Portland, Oregon, B. Lee Paget, Treasurer, Portland, Oregon, W. S. U'Ren, Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; the following officers of Farmers' Union: T. A. Logsdon, Vice-President, Corvallis, Oregon, A. R. Shumway, Legislative Committee, Milton, Oregon, F. A. Sikes, Secretary-Treasurer, Milton, Oregon; the following officers of the Farmers' Society of Equity: W. Grisenthwaite, State President, R. F. D., Oregon City, Oregon, F. G. Buchanan, State Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; the following officers of Proportional Representation Bureau: W. J. Smith, President, Portland, Oregon, Nettie Mae Rankin, Secretary-Treasurer, Portland, Oregon. - STATE SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to abolish the State Senate and have a legislative assembly consisting of but one house. --- Vote YES or NO.

350. Yes

351. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 26 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.