Oregon Prohibition of Death Penalty, Measure 1 (1964)

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The Oregon Prohibition of Death Penalty Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 3, 1964 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure abolished the death penalty for first degree murder and instead made the penalty life imprisonment.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1964)
Approveda Yes 455,654 60.13%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BILL - Purpose: To amend Constitution to abolish the death penalty for murder in the first degree and to make the penalty life imprisonment.


NO □ [2]



  • Oregon Council to Abolish the Death Penalty[1]
  • State Senator Don S. Willner
  • State Representative James Redden
  • State Representative Veola P. Wilmot

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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.