Jean E. Huot was a junior cataloger at the Seattle Public Library. She signed the oath "under protest" (Seattle P-I) and then resigned. She stated, "If I have ever been guilty of thoughts, actions, or associations which were any in any way subversive, I am not aware of it."
Fire Department employee F. Grimes Schneider was unwilling to sign his oath without qualifications and he was fired.
Loyalty oaths were required by the state legislature out of fear the Communist sympathizers had infiltrated government jobs, particularly teaching. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down loyalty oaths as unconstitutionally vague and a violation of due process.