44th Oregon Legislative Assembly

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The Forty-fourth Oregon Legislative Assembly convened in 1947 for its regular biennial session, from January 13 to April 5, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Republicans held overwhelming majorities over the Democrats in both the Senate (25–5) and the House of Representatives (58–2). The body held no special sessions. The Senate President was Marshall E. Cornett (R–17 Klamath Falls) and the Speaker of the House was John Hubert Hall (R–5 Portland).[1]

On 1947-10-28, Cornett died in a plane crash near Lakeview, Oregon, along with Governor Earl Snell and Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr.[2] Because the House speaker is in the gubernatorial line of succession after the secretary of state and Senate president, Hall ascended to the governorship and completed Snell's term.

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  1. ^ "Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide-1947 Regular Session (44th): January 13 – April 5". Oregon Secretary of State. 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Editors Sharp, Nancy Weatherly and James Roger Sharp. American Legislative Leaders in the West, 1911-1994. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1997, p. 111.
Preceded by
43rd legislature
44th Oregon Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
45th legislature