Arizona Territorial Legislature

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The Arizona Territorial Legislature was the legislative body of Arizona Territory. It was a bicameral legislature consisting of a lower house, the House of Representatives, and an upper house, the Council. Created by the Arizona Organic Act, the legislature initially consisted of nine members in the Council and eighteen members in the House.[1] The legislature initially met once a year, but this was changed by the U.S. Congress to biannually in 1869.[2] In 1881, the membership was expanded to twelve Council members and twenty-four Representatives.[3]

The Arizona Territorial Legislature was replaced by the Arizona State Legislature after Arizona achieved statehood.

Legislative sessions[edit]

Session Year Location
1st Arizona Territorial Legislature 1864 Prescott
2nd Arizona Territorial Legislature 1865 Prescott
3rd Arizona Territorial Legislature 1866 Prescott
4th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1867 Prescott
5th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1868 Tucson
6th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1871 Tucson
7th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1873 Tucson
8th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1875 Tucson
9th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1877 Tucson
10th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1879 Prescott
11th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1881 Prescott
12th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1883 Prescott
13th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1885 Prescott
14th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1887 Prescott
15th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1889 Prescott-Phoenix
16th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1891 Phoenix
17th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1893 Phoenix
18th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1895 Phoenix
19th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1897 Phoenix
20th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1899 Phoenix
21st Arizona Territorial Legislature 1901 Prescott
22nd Arizona Territorial Legislature 1903 Phoenix
23rd Arizona Territorial Legislature 1905 Phoenix
24th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1907 Phoenix
25th Arizona Territorial Legislature 1909 Phoenix

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagoner, Jay J. (1970). Arizona Territory 1863-1912: A Political history. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 43. ISBN 0-8165-0176-9. 
  2. ^ Wagoner, Jay J. (1970). Arizona Territory 1863-1912: A Political history. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-8165-0176-9. 
  3. ^ Berman, David R. (1970). Arizona politics & government : the quest for autonomy, democracy, and development. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press. p. 27. ISBN 0-8032-1288-7.