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Oregon State Hospital for the Elderly Mentally Ill, Measure 3 (1952)

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The Oregon State Hospital for the Elderly Mentally Ill Act, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure authorized the construction of a domiciliary hospital for the care and treatment of mentally ill elderly persons in Multnomah County.[1]


The location of the hospital was further specified with Measure 3 of 1954. The measure designated the hospital to be located within twenty-miles of the county courthouse.

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1952)
Approveda Yes 480,479 75.80%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

ACT AUTHORIZING DOMICILIARY STATE HOSPITAL FOR AGED MENTALLY ILL - Purpose: The act authorizes a domicilary hospital for the care and treatment of aged persons afflicted with mental illness, and directs hospital to be located, constructed, operated and maintained in the area situated within a 20-mile radius of the county courthouse of Multnomah county, Oregon. State board of control is authorized and directed to proceed to locate and construct hospital, cost not to exceed the sum of $3,000,000, and to operate and maintain such hospital, secure the necessary land therefor when funds are available, in the same manner that said board is authorized and directed to maintain other state hospitals.

(ESTIMATE OF COST - The enactment of the measure would authorize the State to expend $3,000,000 for construction, and approximately $750,000 annually for operation of the hospital specified.)
Vote YES or NO

304. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

305. No. I vote against the proposed law.


See also

Suggest a link

ApprovedaOregon State Hospital for the Elderly Mentally Ill, Measure 3 (1954)

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.