Oregon Pensions for the Elderly, Measure 6 (1948)

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The Oregon Pensions for the Elderly Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure provided funds to “needy” female citizens, 60 or older, and male citizens, 65 or older, of $50 per month for food, clothing, housing, medical and other needed care.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1948)
Approveda Yes 313,212 64.48%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

OREGON OLD AGE PENSION ACT - Purpose: Directing Oregon legislature to provide funds by continuing appropriations and enact all necessary legislation to provide for and pay each needy female citizen of Oregon, 60 years of age, and each needy male citizen, 65 years of age, a minimum monthly pension of $50, to feed, clothe, house, and provide hospital, medical, dental and other needed care, and provide decent burials for such needy citizens. Governor to appoint a commissioner to administer act; authorizing state board of control to issue certificates of indebtedness; state public welfare commission to administer during interim; limiting cost of administration to one per centum of income.
Vote YES or NO

310. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

311. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.