List of speakers of the Oregon House of Representatives

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.

As of 2017 and the 79th Oregon Legislative Assembly, Tina Kotek has been elected to the position for the last three terms.

Before statehoodEdit

 
Benjamin F. Harding
 
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 Democratic
1853[10] Territorial Legislature Z. C. Bishop Washington Democratic
1854[11] Territorial Legislature L. F. Cartee Clackamas Democratic
1855[12] Territorial Legislature Delazon Smith Linn Democratic
1856[13] Territorial Legislature La Fayette Grover Marion Democratic
1857[14] Territorial Legislature Ira F. M. Butler Polk Democratic
1858[15] Territorial Legislature

After statehoodEdit

 
George W. McBride
 
Charles B. Moores
 
Levi Branson Reeder
 
Lawrence T. Harris
 
Clifton N. McArthur
 
Robert N. Stanfield
 
Grattan Kerans
 
Vera Katz
 
Dave Hunt
 
Arnie Roblan
 
Tina Kotek
Order Session Type Name County represented Political party
1 1859[16] Special William G. T'Vault Jackson Democratic
2 1860[17] Regular Benjamin F. Harding Marion Democratic
3 1862[17] Regular Joel Palmer Yamhill Republican
4 1864[17] Regular Isaac R. Moores, Jr. Marion Republican
1865[17] Special
5 1866[17] Regular Francis A. Chenoweth Benton Republican
6 1868[17] Regular John Whiteaker Lane Democratic
7 1870[17] Regular Benjamin Hayden Polk Democratic
8 1872[17] Regular Rufus Mallory Marion Republican
9 1874[17] Regular John C. Drain Douglas Democratic
10 1876[17] Regular James K. Weatherford Linn Democratic
11 1878[17] Regular John M. Thompson Lane Democratic
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
1899[17] Regular
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
1920[17] Special
29 1921[17] Regular
Special
Louis E. Bean Lane Republican
30 1923[17] Regular Kaspar 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 Democratic
37 1935[17] Special Howard Latourette Multnomah Democratic
38 1937[17] Regular Harry D. Boivin Klamath Democratic
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 Democratic
49 1959[17] Regular Robert B. Duncan Jackson Democratic
1961[17] Regular
50 1963[17] Regular
Special
Clarence Barton Coos Democratic
51 1965[17] Regular
Special
F. F. Montgomery Lane Republican
1967[17] Regular
Special
52 1969[17] Regular Robert Freeman Smith Harney Republican
1971[17] Regular
Special
53 1973[17] Regular Richard O. Eymann Lane Democratic
1974[17] Special
54 1975[17] Regular Philip D. Lang Multnomah Democratic
1977[17] Regular
1978[17] Special
55 1979[17] Regular Hardy Myers Multnomah Democratic
1980[17] Special
1981[17] Regular
Special
56 1983[17] Regular
Special
Grattan Kerans Lane Democratic
57 1985[17] Regular Vera Katz Multnomah Democratic
1987[17] Regular
1989[17] Regular
Special
58 1991[17] Regular Larry Campbell Lane Republican
1993[17] Regular
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[18] Multnomah Democratic
65 2009[17] Regular Dave Hunt Clackamas Democratic
66-67 2011[17] Regular Bruce Hanna (Co-Speaker) Douglas Republican
Arnie Roblan (Co-Speaker) Coos Democratic
68 2013[17] Regular Tina Kotek Multnomah Democratic
2015[17] Regular
2017[17] Regular
2019[17] Regular

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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  18. ^ Diane Rosenbaum served as Oregon House Speaker for 7 days during the interim of 2009 after Merkley was elected to the U.S. Senate "Rosenbaum Is New Oregon House Speaker".