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Legislative Time Capsule - 56th Legislature (1949-1950)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1/4/1949 4/21/1949 108 74 78

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1949 1839 1665 747   Search 18

Vetoes (All Sessions)

  Full Bills Vetoed
(including pockets)
Pocket Vetoes Bills with Line Item Vetoes [# of lines vetoed] TOTAL
Full Bills Vetoed + Lines Vetoed
Full Bills Vetoed + Bills with Lines Vetoed
1949 8 2 0   [0] 8 8


All House Senate


Speaker of the House John A. Hartle  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
House Majority Leader Roy Emery Dunn  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
House Minority Leader Edwin J. Chilgren  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)
President of the Senate This position was handled multiple ways historically - See full list
Senate Majority Leader Charles Noah Orr  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
Archie H. Miller  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
Senate Minority Leader Unknown - See full list


Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives George H. Leahy
House Sergeant-at-Arms C. R. Bjornson
Secretary of the Senate Herbert Y. Torrey
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Bert M. Lennon

Number of Seats

  • House: 131
  • Senate: 67

Election Results

- Selected election results are available at this page.

House Committees


Senate Committees