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

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The Oregon State Hospital for the Elderly Mentally Ill Bill, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure declared a previously authorized domiciliary hospital for the aged mentally ill to be located within a twenty-mile radius of the Multnomah County Courthouse.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1954)
Approveda Yes 397,625 75.55%

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

3. MENTAL HOSPITAL IN OR NEAR PORTLAND - Purpose: To declare that the domiciliary hospital for the treatment of persons afflicted with mental illness of the aged, authorized by the voters of November 4, 1952, to be located within a 20-mile radius of Multnomah County Courthouse, shall care for and treat persons afflicted with any mental illness.


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See also

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

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.