2nd Arizona State Legislature

The 2nd Arizona State Legislature, consisting of the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, was constituted from January 1, 1915 to December 31, 1916, during the second term of George W. P. Hunt as Governor of Arizona, in Phoenix. The number of senators and representatives remained constant, at 19 and 35 respectively. The Democrats increased their lead in both houses, winning 18 of the 19 senate seats, and winning a clean sweep of the house, 35-0.

2nd Arizona State Legislature
1st 3rd
The facade of the Arizona Capitol building in bright daylight
Overview
Legislative bodyArizona State Legislature
JurisdictionArizona, United States
TermJanuary 1, 1915 – December 31, 1916
Senate
Members19
PresidentW. P. Sims[1]
Party controlDemocrat 18-1
House of Representatives
Members35
SpeakerWilliam E. Brooks[2]
Party controlDemocrat 35-0
Sessions
1stJanuary 11 – March 11, 1915
Special sessions
1stApril 23 – May 29, 1915
2ndJune 1 – June 28, 1915

SessionsEdit

The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Phoenix on January 11, 1915; and adjourned on March 11.[3]: 4 

A special session was called by the governor, and met between April 23 – May 29, 1915.[3]: 217  A second special session was invoked from June 1–28, 1915.[3]: 337 

State SenateEdit

MembersEdit

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.[4]

County Senator Party Notes
Apache Fred Colter Democrat
Cochise William M. Riggs Democrat
W. P. Sims* Democrat
Coconino Hugh E. Campbell Democrat
Gila John E. Bacon Democrat
Alfred Kinney* Democrat
Graham D. H. Claridge Democrat
Greenlee George H. Chase* Democrat
Maricopa O. S. Stapley Democrat
Sam F. Webb Democrat
Mohave Henry Lovin* Democrat
Navajo D. D. Crabb Republican
Pima Mose Drachman Democrat
A. P. Martin Democrat
Pinal Charles E. MacMillin Democrat
Santa Cruz Harry J. Karns Democrat
Yavapai Morris Goldwater Democrat
Frances Munds Democrat First woman Arizona State Senator
Yuma J. S. Garvin Democrat

House of RepresentativesEdit

MembersEdit

The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.[4]

County Representative Party Notes
Apache Rachel Berry Democrat First woman representative
Cochise Sam P. Briscoe Democrat
William L. Cook Democrat
Oscar Doyle Democrat
Charles T. Francis Democrat
W. J. Graham* Democrat
J. S. Merrill Democrat
John E. Newbury Democrat
Coconino William Marlar Democrat
Gila B.F. Baker Democrat
William E. Brooks* Democrat
W. D. Claypool Democrat
Graham J. D. Lee Democrat
J. H. Lines Democrat
Greenlee John Christy Democrat
Sam F. Lanford Democrat
Maricopa Guy D. Acuff Democrat
A. G. Austin Democrat
J. C. Goodwin Democrat
J. E. McLain Democrat
T. T. Powers Democrat
Loren F. Vaughn Democrat
Mohave W. P. Mahoney Democrat
Navajo Sam W. Proctor Democrat
Pima J. W. Buchanan* Democrat
Sheldon A. Reed Democrat
J. Breck Richardson Democrat
Pinal Frank Pinkley Democrat
Santa Cruz Richard Farrell Democrat
Yavapai A. A. Johns Democrat
J. E. Leeper Democrat
O. F. Orthel Democrat
John J. Sweeney Democrat
Yuma James L. Edwards Democrat
J. B. Flanagan Democrat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Arizona State Legislature 1912-1966". State of Arizona. pp. 13–14. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "History of the Arizona State Legislature 1912-1966". State of Arizona. p. 14. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Session laws, State of Arizona, 1915, Second Legislature, Regular Session, First and Second Special Sessions". State of Arizona. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "History of the Arizona State Legislature 1912-1966". State of Arizona. Retrieved March 2, 2022.