Arizona's First Constitutional Convention was convened September 7, 1891 and adjourned October 3, 1891. The Journals of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Arizona are from the collections of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records--State Library of Arizona (AZDocs No.: COC 3.9:J 58)
- In September, 1891, Arizona'[s] first constitutional convention was held. It was a volunteer affair, participated in by delegates from all parts of the Territory. Among them were such well-known citizens as W. A. Rowe, H. M. Alexander, George W. Cheyney, Marshall H. Williams, Marcus A. Smith, William H. Barnes, Frank Hereford, J. W. Anderson, Alonzo Bailey, Ben M. Crawford, Thomas Davis, Foster S. Dennis, Thomas Gates, W. A. Hartt, John Hunt, William Herring, T. C. Jordan, Martin McDonald, Thomas G. Norris, A. M. Patterson, J. M. Wilson. Rowe was elected president, and Allen C. Bernard of Tucson was secretary.