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Ratification

Nebraska would be the first state to ratify the 25th Amendment on July 12, 1965, with others proceeding with then-record speed until, on February 10, 1967, Minnesota and Nevada both ratified in an effort to be the "magic 38th state."

States and Their Dates of Ratification

State Ratification Date
Nebraska July 12, 1965
Wisconsin July 13, 1965
Oklahoma July 16, 1965
Massachusetts August 9, 1965
Pennsylvania August 18, 1965
Kentucky September 15, 1965
Arizona September 22, 1965
Michigan October 5, 1965
Indiana October 20, 1965
California October 21, 1965
Arkansas November 4, 1965
New Jersey November 29, 1965
Delaware December 7, 1965
Utah January 17, 1966
West Virginia January 20, 1966
Maine January 24, 1966
Rhode Island January 28, 1966
Colorado and New Mexico February 3, 1966
Kansas February 8, 1966
Vermont February 10, 1966
Alaska February 18, 1966
Idaho March 2, 1966
Hawaii March 3, 1966
Virginia March 8, 1966
Mississippi March 10, 1966
New York March 14, 1966
Maryland March 23, 1966
Missouri March 30, 1966
New Hampshire June 13, 1966
Louisiana July 5, 1966
Tennessee January 12, 1967
Wyoming January 25, 1967
Washington and Iowa January 26, 1967
Oregon February 2, 1967
Minnesota and Nevada February 10, 1967

 

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