Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide

This guide gives information about the legislators and staff of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, starting with the first meeting in 1841.

Guide Sections

Provisional Government (1845 - 1849)


Guide Sources

Members of the Legislature of Oregon, 1843 - 1967 by David C. Duniway, State Archivist, published by the Oregon State Archives, 1968. 

Chronological List of Oregon's Legislatures by Cecil L. Edwards, Senate Historian, published by the Legislative Administration Committee, 1993. 

Various editions of the Senate and House Journals and Oregon Blue Book.​​​​​​

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1841 American Mission House

Drawing of 1841 American Mission House
Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory - site of 1st committee chosen for the framing of a constitution and code of laws, February 18, 1841.

1855 Oregon Capitol

Drawing of the 1855 capitol building.
The 1855 Oregon Territorial Capitol in Salem was destroyed b​y fire​ soon after it was occupied.
Learn more in the Capitol Tour Web Exhibit >