Oregon Repeal of Capital Punishment, Measure 4 (1958)

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The Oregon Repeal of Capital Punishment Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed the provision for death penalty for first degree murder from the constitution and empowered the legislature to determine appropriate penalty.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1958)
Defeatedd No276,48751.11%
Yes 254,434 48.89%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BILL - Purpose: To eliminate from Oregon Constitution present provision for death penalty for first degree murder. Allows legislature to fix penalty.


NO □


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  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.