List of speakers of the Oregon House of Representatives

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This is a complete list of people who have served as Speakers of the Oregon House of Representatives through the 2009 session. Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859, with prior sessions of the House organized under the territorial government and the provisional government. Prior to the adoption of the second set of Organic Laws in 1845, the legislative body of the provisional government was the legislative committee, and leaders of that body are not listed below.

Before statehood[edit]

Benjamin F. Harding
Delzon Smith
La Fayette Grover
Session Type Name District/County represented Political party
1845[1] Provisional Legislature Morton M. McCarver Tuality
1845[2] Provisional Legislature Robert Newell
H. A. G. Lee
Champoeg
Clackamas
1846[3] Provisional Legislature Asa Lovejoy Clackamas
1847[4] Provisional Legislature Robert Newell Champoeg
1848-1849[5] Provisional Legislature Ralph Wilcox
Levi A. Rice
Tuality
Yamhill
1849[6] Territorial Legislature Asa Lovejoy Clackamas
1850[7] Territorial Legislature Ralph Wilcox Washington
1851[8] Territorial Legislature William M. King Washington
1852[9] Territorial Legislature Benjamin F. Harding Marion Democrat
1853[10] Territorial Legislature Z. C. Bishop Washington Democrat
1854[11] Territorial Legislature L. F. Cartee Clackamas Democrat
1855[12] Territorial Legislature Delazon Smith Linn Democrat
1856[13] Territorial Legislature La Fayette Grover Marion Democrat
1857[14] Territorial Legislature Ira F. M. Butler Polk Democrat
1858[15] Territorial Legislature

After statehood[edit]

Joel Palmer
Benjamin Hayden
George W. McBride
Charles B. Moores
T. T. Geer
Levi Branson Reeder
Lawrence T. Harris
Clifton N. McArthur
Robert N. Stanfield
John F. Steelhammer
Robert Smith
Jeff Merkley
Dave Hunt
Order Session Type Name County represented Political party
1. 1859[16] Special William G. T'Vault Jackson Democrat
2. 1860[17] Regular Benjamin F. Harding Marion Democrat
3. 1862[17] Regular Joel Palmer Yamhill Republican
4. 1864[17] Regular Isaac R. Moores, Jr. Marion Republican
4. 1865[17] Special Isaac R. Moores, Jr. Marion Republican
5. 1866[17] Regular Francis A. Chenoweth Benton Republican
6. 1868[17] Regular John Whiteaker Lane Democrat
7. 1870[17] Regular Benjamin Hayden Polk Democrat
8. 1872[17] Regular Rufus Mallory Marion Republican
9. 1874[17] Regular John C. Drain Douglas Democrat
10. 1876[17] Regular James K. Weatherford Linn Democrat
11. 1878[17] Regular John M. Thompson Lane Democrat
12. 1880[17] Regular Zenas Ferry Moody Wasco Republican
13. 1882[17] Regular George W. McBride Columbia Republican
14. 1885[17] Regular
Special
W. P. Keady Benton Republican
15. 1887[17] Regular J. T. Gregg Marion Republican
16. 1889[17] Regular E. L. Smith Hood River Republican
17. 1891[17] Regular Theodore Thurston Geer Marion Republican
14. 1893[17] Regular W. P. Keady Multnomah Republican
18. 1895[17] Regular Charles B. Moores Marion Republican
1897[17] House did not organize E.J. Davis
Henry L. Benson
both selected by rival factions
19. 1898[17] Special E. V. Carter Jackson Republican
19. 1899[17] Regular E. V. Carter Jackson Republican
20. 1901[17] Regular Levi Branson Reeder Umatilla Republican
21. 1903[17] Regular
Special
Lawrence T. Harris Lane Republican
22. 1905[17] Regular A. L. Mills Multnomah Republican
23. 1907[17] Regular Frank Davey Marion Republican
24. 1909[17] Regular
Special
Clifton N. McArthur Multnomah Republican
25. 1911[17] Regular John P. Rusk Wallowa Republican
24. 1913[17] Regular Clifton N. McArthur Multnomah Republican
26. 1915[17] Regular Ben Selling Multnomah Republican
27. 1917[17] Regular Robert N. Stanfield Umatilla Republican
28. 1919[17] Regular Seymour Jones Marion Republican
28. 1920[17] Special Seymour Jones Marion Republican
29. 1921[17] Regular
Special
Louis E. Bean Lane Republican
30. 1923[17] Regular K. K. Kubli Multnomah Republican
31. 1925[17] Regular Denton G. Burdick Deschutes Republican
32. 1927[17] Regular John H. Carkin Jackson Republican
33. 1929[17] Regular R. S. Hamilton Deschutes Republican
34. 1931[17] Regular Frank J. Lonergan Multnomah Republican
35. 1933[17] Regular
Special
Earl Snell Gilliam Republican
36. 1935[17] Regular John E. Cooter Lincoln Democrat
37. 1935[17] Special Howard Latourette Multnomah Democrat
38. 1937[17] Regular Harry D. Boivin Klamath Democrat
39. 1939[17] Regular Ernest R. Fatland Gilliam Republican
40. 1941[17] Regular Robert S. Farrell, Jr. Multnomah Republican
41. 1943[17] Regular William M. McAllister Jackson Republican
42. 1945[17] Regular Eugene E. Marsh Yamhill Republican
43. 1947[17] Regular John Hubert Hall Multnomah Republican
44. 1949[17] Regular Frank Van Dyke Jackson Republican
45. 1951[17] Regular John F. Steelhammer Marion Republican
46. 1953[17] Regular Rudie Wilhelm, Jr. Multnomah Republican
47. 1955[17] Regular Edward A Geary Klamath Republican
48. 1957[17] Regular
Special
Pat Dooley Multnomah Democrat
49. 1959[17] Regular Robert B. Duncan Jackson Democrat
49. 1961[17] Regular Robert B. Duncan Jackson Democrat
50. 1963[17] Regular
Special
Clarence Barton Coos Democrat
51. 1965[17] Regular
Special
F. F. Montgomery Lane Republican
51. 1967[17] Regular
Special
F. F. Montgomery Lane Republican
52. 1969[17] Regular Robert Freeman Smith Harney Republican
52. 1971[17] Regular
Special
Robert Freeman Smith Harney Republican
53. 1973[17] Regular Richard O. Eymann Lane Democrat
53. 1974[17] Special Richard O. Eymann Lane Democrat
54. 1975[17] Regular Philip D. Lang Multnomah Democrat
54. 1977[17] Regular Philip D. Lang Multnomah Democrat
54. 1978[17] Special Philip D. Lang Multnomah Democrat
55. 1979[17] Regular Hardy Myers Multnomah Democrat
55. 1980[17] Special Hardy Myers Multnomah Democrat
55. 1981[17] Regular
Special
Hardy Myers Multnomah Democrat
56. 1983[17] Regular
Special
Grattan Kerans Lane Democrat
57. 1985[17] Regular Vera Katz Multnomah Democrat
57. 1987[17] Regular Vera Katz Multnomah Democrat
57. 1989[17] Regular
Special
Vera Katz Multnomah Democrat
58. 1991[17] Regular Larry Campbell Lane Republican
58. 1993[17] Regular Larry Campbell Lane Republican
59. 1995[17] Regular
Special
Bev Clarno Deschutes Republican
60. 1997[17] Regular Lynn Lundquist Deschutes Republican
61. 1999[17] Regular
Special
Lynn Snodgrass Clackamas Republican
62. 2001[17] Regular
Special
Mark Simmons Union Republican
63. 2003[17] Regular Karen Minnis Multnomah Republican
63. 2005[17] Regular Karen Minnis Multnomah Republican
64. 2007[17] Regular Jeff Merkley Multnomah Democrat
65. 2009[17] Regular Dave Hunt Clackamas Democrat
66. 2011[17] Regular Bruce Hanna (Co-Speaker) Douglas Republican
Arnie Roblan (Co-Speaker) Coos Democrat
65. 2013[17] Regular Tina Kotek Multnomah Democrat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1845 Special Session. Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Newell served first, then Lee. Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1845 Regular Session (1st Provisional). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  3. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1846 Regular Session (2nd Provisional). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  4. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1847 Regular Session (3rd Provisional). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  5. ^ Wilcox resigned, replaced by Rice. Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1848-1849 Regular Session (4th Provisional). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  6. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1849 Regular Session (1st Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  7. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1850 Regular Session (2nd Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  8. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1851 Regular Session (3rd Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  9. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1852 Regular Session (4th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  10. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1853 Regular Session (5th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  11. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1854 Regular Session (6th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  12. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1855 Regular Session (7th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  13. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1856 Regular Session (8th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  14. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1857 Regular Session (9th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  15. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1858 Regular Session (10th Territorial). Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
  16. ^ Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1859 Special Session. Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on December 25, 2008.
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