Louis E. Saavedra

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Louis E. Saavedra
48th Mayor of Albuquerque
In office
December 1989 – November 1993
Preceded by Ken Schultz
Succeeded by Martin Chávez
Personal details
Born (1933-03-18)March 18, 1933[1]
Socorro, New Mexico
Died August 7, 2009(2009-08-07) (aged 76)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political party Democratic

Louis E. Saavedra (March 18, 1933 – August 7, 2009) was a former mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served as a Democrat from December 1989 until November 1993.

Born in Socorro, New Mexico, Saavedra attended Socorro High School. For post-secondary education, Saavedra received two degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. He later went on to a career in education in Albuquerque, and eventually ran for and won mayorship of Albuquerque in 1989.[2] Saavedra founded the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in 1964, and was its president until he was elected mayor of Albuquerque.

On August 7, 2009, Saavedra died from brain cancer in Albuquerque.[3]


  1. ^ Genealogy.com Web page
  2. ^ Albuquerque Journal Obituaries, Albuquerque Journal, 9 August 2009
  3. ^ Former Albuquerque Mayor Saavedra Dies, KOAT, 7 August 2009