New Mexico's at-large congressional district

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From 1911 to 1969, New Mexico did not use congressional districts for its representatives to the United States House of Representatives. Instead, it elected its representatives state-wide At-large.

List of representatives[edit]

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
January 8, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
Harvey Fergusson Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] George Curry Republican Retired
March 3, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
No second seat until 1943
March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
Benigno C. Hernández Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
William B. Walton Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Benigno C. Hernández Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1921 –
January 13, 1923
Néstor Montoya Republican Died
January 13, 1923 –
March 3, 1923
Vacant
March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
John Morrow Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Albert G. Simms Republican [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
Dennis Chavez Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
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John J. Dempsey
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
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Clinton P. Anderson
Democratic Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
January 3, 1943 –
June 30, 1945
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Antonio M. Fernández
Democratic Died
June 30, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Vacant
January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
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Georgia Lee Lusk
Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
John E. Miles Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1951 –
November 7, 1956
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John J. Dempsey
Democratic Died
November 7, 1956 –
April 9, 1957
Vacant
April 9, 1957 –
March 11, 1958
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Joseph Montoya
Democratic Resigned when elected U.S. Senator
March 12, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
Vacant
January 3, 1959 –
November 3, 1964
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Thomas G. Morris
Democratic Lost re-election
November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
Vacant
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
E. S. Johnny Walker Democratic Redistricted to the 2nd district

Elections[edit]

First seat[edit]

1920s[edit]

Republicans held onto the seat in 1920 by nominating Néstor Montoya, the county clerk of Bernalillo County and former Speaker of the New Mexico Territorial Legislature. Montoya won with a combination of Hispanic voters and coat-tails from the election of President Warren Harding. Republicans did not renominate him in 1922, choosing instead suffragist Adelina Otero-Warren, the niece of former territorial Governor, Miguel Otero, and the first woman to run for state-wide office in New Mexico. Otero-Warren was defeated by Democrat John Morrow, an educator and lawyer from northeast New Mexico. Morrow would win consecutive re-elections in 1924 and 1926, but lost re-election in 1928 to Albert G. Simms, an Albuquerque businessman, on the coat-tails of the election of President Herbert Hoover.

United States House of Representatives elections, 1920: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Néstor Montoya 54,672 51.88
Democratic Antonio Lucero 49,426 46.9
Farmer-Labor A.J. McDonald 1,290 1.22
Majority 5,246 4.98
Turnout 105,388
Republican gain from Democratic Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1922: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Morrow 59,254 54.42 +7.25
Republican Adelina Otero-Warren 49,635 45.58 -6.3
Majority 9,619 8.83 +3.85
Turnout 108,889
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1924: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Morrow 57,802 51.76 -2.66
Republican J. Felipe Hubbell 53,860 48.24 +2.66
Majority 3,942 3.53 -5.30
Turnout 111,662
Democratic hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1926: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Morrow 55,433 51.42 -0.34
Republican Juan A. A. Sedillo 52,075 48.31 +0.07
Socialist E. E. Denniston 287 0.27 +0.27
Majority 3,358 3.12 -0.41
Turnout 107,795
Democratic hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1928: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Albert G. Simms 61,208 52.2 +3.89
Democratic John Morrow 56,048 47.8 -3.62
Majority 5,160 4.4 +1.28
Turnout 117,256
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

1930s[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1930: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dennis Chavez 65,194 57.1 +9.3
Republican Albert G. Simms 48,699 42.65 -9.55
Socialist John Whitley 299 0.26 +0.26
Majority 16,495 14.45 +10.05
Turnout 114,192
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1932: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dennis Chavez 94,764 63.36 +6.26
Republican Jose E. Armijo 52,905 35.37 -7.28
Socialist N. S. Sweeney 1,349 0.9 +0.64
Liberty L. E. Lake 418 0.28 +0.28
Communist E. T. Howell 132 0.09 +0.09
Majority 41,859 27.99 +13.54
Turnout 149,568
Democratic hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1934: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Dempsey 76,833 51.82 -11.54
Republican Maurecio F. Miera 70,659 47.66 +12.29
Socialist Frank Edwards 643 0.43 -0.47
Communist H. Turnbaugh 133 0.09 +0.00
Majority 6,174 4.16 -23.83
Turnout 148,268
Democratic hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1936: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Dempsey 105,937 62.92 +11.10
Republican M. Ralph Brown 62,375 37.05 -10.61
Farmer-Labor Albert Ortiz 61 0.03 +0.03
Majority 43,562 25.87 +21.71
Turnout 168,373
Democratic hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 1938: New Mexico District At-Large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Dempsey 90,608 58.4 -4.52
Republican Peace C. Rodney 64,281 41.43 +4.38
Independent E. W. Fawkes 268 0.17 +0.17
Majority 26,327 16.97 -8.9
Turnout 155,157
Democratic hold Swing

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