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Oregon: Secretaries of State

Oregon Secretaries of State, 1858-2003 (May be incomplete!)
Lucien Heath 1859-62 Samuel E. May 1862-70 Stephen F. Chadwick 1870-78 Rockey P. Earhart 1878-87 George W. McBride 1887-95 H. R. Kincaid 1895-99 Frank I. Dunbar 1899-1907 Frank W. Benson 1907-11 Ben W. Olcott 1911-20 Sam A. Kozer 1920-28 Hal E. Hoss 1928-34 P. J. Stadelman 1934-35 Earl Snell 1935-43 Robert S. Farrell, Jr. 1943-47 Earl T. Newbry 1947-57 Mark O. Hatfield 1957-59 Howell Appling, Jr. 1959-65 Thomas Lawson McCall 1965-67 Clay Myers 1967-77 Phil Keisling 1991- Bill Bradbury 1999-2003

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1858: Lucien Heath (Dem), elected.
  • 1862: Samuel E. May (Rep), elected.
  • 1866: Samuel E. May (Rep), elected.
  • 1870: Stephen F. Chadwick (Dem), elected.
  • 1874: Stephen F. Chadwick (Dem), elected.
  • 1878: Rockey P. Earhart (Rep), elected.
  • 1882: Rockey P. Earhart (Rep), elected.
  • 1886: George W. McBride (Rep), elected.
  • 1890: George W. McBride (Rep), elected.
  • 1894: H. R. Kincaid (Rep), elected.
  • 1898: Frank I. Dunbar (Rep), elected.
  • 1902: Frank I. Dunbar (Rep), elected.
  • 1906: Frank W. Benson (Rep), elected.
  • 1910: Frank W. Benson (Rep), elected.
  • 1911 Apr 14: Frank W. Benson, died in office.
  • 1911 Apr 17: Ben W. Olcott, appointed.
  • 1912: Ben W. Olcott (Rep), elected.
  • 1916: Ben W. Olcott (Rep), elected.
  • 1920: Sam A. Kozer (Rep), elected.
  • 1920 May 28: Ben W. Olcott, resigned; Sam A. Kozer, appointed.
  • 1924: Sam A. Kozer (Rep), elected.
  • 1928 May 18: Ed S. Piper (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1928 May 18: Hal E. Hoss (Rep), nominated; H. H. Corey (Rep), defeated in primary; Tom B. Handley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Sep 23: Sam A. Kozer, resigned.
  • 1928 Sep 24: Hal E. Hoss, appointed.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Hal E. Hoss (Rep), elected; Ed S. Piper (Dem), defeated; E. R. Dodds (Socialist Principle Independent), defeated.
  • 1932: Hal E. Hoss (Rep), elected.
  • 1934: Earl Snell (Rep), elected.
  • 1934 Feb 6: Hal E. Hoss, died in office.
  • 1934 Feb 9: P. J. Stadelman, appointed.
  • 1938 May 20: Emily F. Edson (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1938 May 20: Earl Snell (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Earl Snell (Rep), elected; Emily F. Edson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942: Robert S. Farrell, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1946: Robert S. Farrell, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1947 Jan 3: Earl T. Newbry, appointed.
  • 1947 Oct 28: Robert S. Farrell, Jr., died in office.
  • 1948: Earl T. Newbry (Rep), elected.
  • 1952: Edith Green (Dem), defeated; Earl T. Newbry (Rep), elected.
  • 1956: Mark O. Hatfield (Rep), elected; Monroe M. Sweetland (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Jan 12: Howell Appling, Jr., appointed.
  • 1960: Monroe M. Sweetland (Dem), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Howell Appling, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Thomas Lawson McCall (Rep), elected; Alfred H. Corbett (Dem), defeated.
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