13th Arizona State Legislature

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13th Arizona State Legislature
12th 14th
The facade of the Arizona Capitol building in bright daylight
Jurisdiction Arizona, United States
Term January 1, 1937 – December 31, 1938
Members 19
President Paul C. Keefe
Party control Democratic (19–0)
House of Representatives
Members 51
Speaker Vernon G. Davis
Party control Democratic (50–1)
1st January 11 – March 13, 1937
1st Special Session May 10 – May 29, 1937
2nd Special Session June 2 – June 22, 1937
3rd Special Session July 22 – August 4, 1937
4th Special Session September 15 – October 4, 1938

The 13th Arizona State Legislature, consisting of the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, was constituted in Phoenix from January 1, 1937 to December 31, 1938, during Rawghlie Clement Stanford's first and only term as Governor of Arizona. The number of senators and representatives remained constant, with 19 and 51 members respectively. While the Democrats regained one hundred percent of the senate seats, the Republicans broke the Democrats complete domination in the house, managing to obtain a single seat, one of the two from Navajo County.


The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Phoenix on January 11, 1937; and adjourned on March 13.[1] There were four special sessions. The first ran from May 10 through May 29, 1937;[1]:533 the second ran from June 2 through June 22, 1937;[1]:585 the third special session was convened on July 22, 1937 and adjourned on August 4.[1]:709 and the fourth and final special session ran from September 15 – October 4, 1938.[2]:513

State Senate[edit]


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.[1]:29

County Senator Party Notes
Apache W. E. Wiltbank Democratic
Cochise Joe S. Hunt* Democratic
Dan Angius* Democratic
Coconino James E. Babbitt Democratic
Gila Daniel E. Rienhardt* Democratic
E. H. McEachren* Democratic
Graham W. B. Kelly Democratic
Greenlee A. C. Stanton Democratic
Maricopa Frank T. Pomeroy Democratic
R. T. Jones Democratic
Mohave J. Hubert Smith* Democratic
Navajo Robert L. Moore Democratic
Pima Henry A. Dalton* Democratic
August Wieden* Democratic
Pinal W. C. Truman Democratic
Santa Cruz J. A. Harrison* Democratic
Yavapai Paul C. Keefe* Democratic President
W. E. Patterson* Democratic
Yuma H. H. Baker Democratic

House of Representatives[edit]


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. The size of the House remained constant from the prior legislature: 51 seats.[1]:29

County Representative Party Notes
Apache G. Oscar Hamblin Democratic
Cochise David J. Marks* Democratic
Howard McKinney Democratic
M. A. Gray* Democratic
Frank W. Sharpe Jr.* Democratic
Vernon G. Davis* Democratic
Coconino Clyde M. Stauffer* Democratic
L. S. Williams* Democratic
Gila James R. Heron* Democratic
William G. Rosenbaum* Democratic
Nelson D. Brayton Democratic
Graham Frank Skinner Democratic
S. 0. Williams Democratic
Greenlee Fred J. Fritz Democratic
Maricopa G. A. Batchelder* Democratic
J. Irvin Burk Democratic
J. M. Combs Democratic
Jack Cummard Democratic
M. E. Curry* Democratic
William F. Gillett* Democratic
J. Melvin Goodson* Democratic
Philip A. Isley* Democratic
Lindsay Johnson Democratic
L. R. McDonald Democratic
Charles M. Menderson Democratic
W. W. Mitchell Democratic
William Petersen* Democratic
Bridgie Porter* Democratic
Fritzi Struckmeyer Democratic
Harry J. Sullivan Democratic
C. T. Thompson* Democratic
R. K. Wood* Democratic
Mohave Robert E. Morrow* Democratic
Navajo William Bourdon Democratic
Oren L. Murray* Democratic
Pima Vern Priser Democratic
Harold D. Adamson Democratic
William Wisdom* Democratic
L. B. Wilson Democratic
F. K. (Kit) Carson Democratic
B. J. O'Neill* Democratic
William Spaid Democratic
Pinal R. W. Kenworthy* Democratic
W. E. Mullen* Democratic
Santa Cruz Gordon Farley Democratic
Yavapai A. A. Johns Democratic
V. A. Reichard* Democratic
Leonard Klein Democratic
Harry J. Mader* Democratic
Yuma Eli C. Shelton Democratic
William Wisener* Democratic