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List of United States Senators from New Mexico

Current delegation
since January 3, 2013

New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912, and elects U.S. Senators who belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Its current Senators are Democrats Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich.

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List of SenatorsEdit

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. The next election will be in 2020.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Vacant January 6, 1912 –
March 27, 1912
New Mexico became a state January 6, 1912 but didn't elect its U.S. Senators until March 27, 1912. 1 62nd 1 New Mexico became a state January 6, 1912 but didn't elect its U.S. Senators until March 27, 1912. January 6, 1912 –
March 27, 1912
Vacant
1  
Thomas B. Catron
Republican March 27, 1912 –
March 4, 1917
Elected March 27, 1912.

Retired.
Elected March 27, 1912. March 27, 1912 –
March 4, 1921
Republican  
Albert B. Fall
1
63rd 2 Elected June 6, 1912 to next term, but Legislature invalided that election.

Elected January 28, 1913 to next term.
64th
2  
Andrieus A. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
December 20, 1927
Elected in 1916. 2 65th
66th 3 Re-elected in 1918.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
67th   March 4, 1921 –
March 11, 1921
Vacant
Appointed to continue Fall's term.

Elected September 20, 1921 to finish Fall's term.[1]

Lost re-election.
March 11, 1921 –
March 4, 1925
Republican  
Holm O. Bursum
2
Re-elected in 1922.

Died.
3 68th
69th 4 Elected in 1924. March 4, 1925 –
June 24, 1933
Democratic  
Sam G. Bratton
3
70th
Vacant December 20, 1927 –
December 29, 1927
 
3  
Bronson M. Cutting
Republican December 29, 1927 –
December 6, 1928
Appointed to continue Jones's term.

Retired when elected successor qualified.
4  
Octaviano Larrazolo
Republican December 7, 1928 –
March 4, 1929
Elected in 1928 to finish Jones's term.

Retired due to illness.
5  
Bronson M. Cutting
Republican March 4, 1929 –
May 6, 1935
Elected in 1928. 4 71st
72nd 5 Re-elected in 1930.

Resigned to become a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
73rd
  June 24, 1933 –
October 10, 1933
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bratton's term

Elected November 6, 1934 to finish Bratton's term.
October 10, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
Democratic  
Carl Hatch
4
Re-elected in 1934.

Died.
5 74th
Vacant May 6, 1935 –
May 11, 1935
 
6  
Dennis Chavez
Democratic May 11, 1935 –
November 18, 1962
Appointed to continue Cutting's term.

Elected November 3, 1936 to finish Cutting's term.
75th 6 Re-elected in 1936.
76th
Re-elected in 1940. 6 77th
78th 7 Re-elected in 1942.

Retired.
79th
Re-elected in 1946. 7 80th
81st 8 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic  
Clinton P. Anderson
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82nd
Re-elected in 1952. 8 83rd
84th 9 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
Re-elected in 1958.

Died.
9 86th
87th 10 Re-elected in 1960.
Vacant November 18, 1962 –
November 30, 1962
7  
Edwin L. Mechem
Republican November 30, 1962 –
November 3, 1964
Self-appointed to continue Chavez's term.

Lost election to finish Chavez's term.
88th
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Joseph Montoya
Democratic November 4, 1964 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1964 to finish Chavez's term.
Re-elected in 1964. 10 89th
90th 11 Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
91st
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
11 92nd
93rd 12 Elected in 1972. January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 2009
Republican  
Pete Domenici
6
94th
9  
Harrison Schmitt
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Elected in 1976.

Lost re-election.
12 95th
96th 13 Re-elected in 1978.
97th
10  
Jeff Bingaman
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1982. 13 98th
99th 14 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
Re-elected in 1988. 14 101st
102nd 15 Re-elected in 1990.
103rd
Re-elected in 1994. 15 104th
105th 16 Re-elected in 1996.
106th
Re-elected in 2000. 16 107th
108th 17 Re-elected in 2002.

Retired.
109th
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
17 110th
111th 18 Elected in 2008. January 3, 2009 –
Present
Democratic  
Tom Udall
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112th
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Martin Heinrich
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 18 113th
114th 19 Re-elected in 2014.
115th
To be determined in the 2018 election. 19 116th
117th 20 To be determined in the 2020 election.


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Class 1 Class 2

Living former U.S. Senators from New MexicoEdit

As of September 2017, there are two former Senators who are currently living, both from Class 1. The most recent Senator to die was Pete Domenici (1973–2009) of Class 2 on September 13, 2017. The most recent Class 1 Senator to die was Edwin L. Mechem (1962–1964) on November 27, 2002. The most recently serving Class 1 Senator to die was Joseph Montoya (1964–1977) on June 8, 1978.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Harrison Schmitt 1977–1983 1 (1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 83)
Jeff Bingaman 1983–2013 1 (1943-10-03) October 3, 1943 (age 74)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Byrd, p. 345.

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