17th Arizona State Legislature

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17th Arizona State Legislature
16th 18th
The facade of the Arizona Capitol building in bright daylight
Jurisdiction Arizona, United States
Term January 1, 1945 – December 31, 1946
Members 19
Party control Democratic (19–0)
House of Representatives
Members 58
Party control Democratic (57–1)
1st January 8 – March 9, 1945
1st Special Session September 10 – September 29, 1945
2nd Special Session April 23 – May 3, 1946
3rd Special Session September 9 – September 28, 1946

The 17th Arizona State Legislature, consisting of the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, was constituted in Phoenix from January 1, 1945 to December 31, 1946, during the third of Sidney Preston Osborn's four consecutive terms as Governor of Arizona. The number of senators and house members remained constant at 19 and 58, respectively. The Democrats controlled one hundred percent of the senate. while the Republicans gained a single house seat.


The Legislature met for the regular session at the State Capitol in Phoenix on January 18, 1945; and adjourned on March 9.[1] There were three special sessions, the first of which was held from September 10 through September 29, 1945,[2]:509 the second was held from April 23 – May 3, 1946,[2]:611 and the third was held between September 9 – 28, 1946.[2]:655

State Senate[edit]


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

County Senator Party Notes
Apache Bert J. Colter* Democratic
Cochise Ralph Cowan* Democratic
Dan Angius* Democratic
Coconino James E. Babbitt* Democratic
Gila S. L. Bixby* Democratic
James R. Heron* Democratic
Graham Wesley A. Townsend Democratic
Greenlee A. C. Stanton* Democratic
Maricopa David P. Kimball Democratic
Walter J. Thalheimer* Democratic
Mohave Charles P. Elmer Democratic
Navajo Lloyd C. Henning* Democratic
Pima H. H. d'Autremont* Democratic
William Kimball* Democratic
Pinal Charles S. Goff Democratic
Santa Cruz W. H. Hathaway* Democratic
Yavapai Paul C. Keefe* Democratic
Norman Fain* Democratic
Yuma Hugo B. Farmer Democratic

House of Representatives[edit]


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

County Senator Party Notes
Apache Don F. Riggs Democratic
Cochise I. A. Rosok Democratic
M. F. Ryan Democratic
H. J. Lewis* Democratic
Frank W. Sharpe Jr.* Democratic
A. R. Spikes* Democratic
Coconino Frank L. Christensen* Democratic
W. C. Rittenhouse* Democratic
Gila Robert Fitzgerald* Democratic
William G. Rosenbaum* Democratic
Harold Copp* Democratic
Graham Loren L. Follett Democratic
K. W. Lines Democratic
Greenlee Fred J. Fritz* Democratic
Maricopa Charles H. Abels* Democratic
H. C. Armstrong* Democratic
G. N. Baker* Democratic
Cecil A. Bell* Democratic
Jack Cummard* Democratic
J. W. Estes Democratic
J. H. Fairbanks* Democratic
Carroll Hudson* Democratic
O. A. Kane Democratic
Sidney Kartus Democratic
R. F. Kilpatrick* Democratic
Alvin Lindsey* Democratic
0. L. McDaniel* Democratic
D. McDonald* Democratic
T. McGowan* Democratic
Laura McRae* Democratic
M. Joe Murphy Democratic
S. Norton* Democratic
Claire Phelps* Democratic
Kenneth K. Pound* Democratic
Joe M. Rumsey* Democratic
Roy A. Taylor Democratic
Fletcher West Timmerman Democratic
Mohave E. L. Jameson* Democratic
Navajo John L. Westover* Democratic
Clay B. Simer Democratic
Pima Bob Barber Democratic
Robert H. Forbes* Democratic
Joseph J. O'Neill* Democratic
Roy Martin* Democratic
John S. Hardwicke Democratic
John H. Ayraud* Democratic
James W. Ewing Democratic
D. M. Penny* Democratic
A. Berky* Democratic
Pinal 0. W. Rugg Democratic
George Ernst* Democratic
Santa Cruz Richard S. Stearns Jr.* Democratic
Yavapai Robert E. Perkins* Democratic
Ralph C. Hooker Democratic
Leonard Klein* Democratic
Harry E. Metz* Democratic
Yuma Clara Osborne Botzum* Democratic
N. S. McCallum Democratic