Washington Judge Retirements, HJR 6 (1952)

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The Washington State Judge Retirements Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure prescribed retirement for judges at age seventy-five and permitted the legislature to prescribe a lesser age or other cause for retirement.[1] The measure added Section 3(a) of Article IV to the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 6 (1952)
Approveda Yes 618,141 74.11%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article IV of the Constitution be amended by adding a new section to provide that judges of the supreme court and superior courts shall retire at the age of seventy-five but permitting the legislature to prescribe a lesser age or other causes for retirement?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1952 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution", accessed September 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.