List of United States Senators from New Mexico

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

List of Senators[edit]

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.

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1 Thomas Benton Catron.jpg
Thomas B. Catron
Republican March 27, 1912 –
March 4, 1917
Elected in 1912.

Retired.
1 62nd Congress 1 Elected in 1912. March 27, 1912 –
March 4, 1921
Republican Albert B. Fall2.jpg
Albert B. Fall
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63rd Congress 2 Re-elected in 1913.
64th Congress
2 Andrieusajones.jpg
Andrieus A. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
December 20, 1927
Elected in 1916. 2 65th Congress
66th Congress 3 Re-elected in 1918.

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

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

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

Retired when elected successor qualified.
4 Octaviano Larrazolo, bw photo portrait, 1919.jpg
Octaviano Larrazolo
Republican December 7, 1928 –
March 4, 1929
Elected to finish Jones's term.

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

Resigned to become a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
73rd Congress
  June 24, 1933 –
October 10, 1933
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bratton's term
Elected to finish Bratton's term.
October 10, 1933 –
January 3, 1949
Democratic H000334.jpg
Carl Hatch
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Re-elected in 1934.

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

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

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

Died.
9 86th Congress
87th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1960.
Vacant November 18, 1962 –
November 30, 1962
7 Edwin Mechem.jpg
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 Congress
8 Joseph M Montoya.jpg
Joseph Montoya
Democratic November 4, 1964 –
January 3, 1977
Elected to finish Chavez's term.
Re-elected in 1964. 10 89th Congress
90th Congress 11 Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
91st Congress
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
11 92nd Congress
93rd Congress 12 Elected in 1972. January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 2009
Republican Pete Domenici official portrait 2.jpg
Pete Domenici
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94th Congress
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Harrison Schmitt
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Elected in 1976.

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

Retired.
109th Congress
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
17 110th Congress
111th Congress 18 Elected in 2008. January 3, 2009 –
Present
Democratic Reptomudall.jpg
Tom Udall
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112th Congress
11 Martin Heinrich, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Martin Heinrich
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 18 113th Congress
114th Congress 19 Re-elected in 2014.
115th Congress
To be determined in the 2018 election. 19 116th Congress
117th Congress 20 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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Living former U.S. Senators from New Mexico[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former Senators who are currently living, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Pete Domenici 1973–2009 2 (1932-05-07) May 7, 1932 (age 83)
Harrison Schmitt 1977–1983 1 (1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 80)
Jeff Bingaman 1983–2013 1 (1943-10-03) October 3, 1943 (age 72)

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