Edwin Leard Mechem

Personal

Birthday: 
7/2/1912
Birthplace: 
Alamagordo, NM
Date of Death: 
11/27/2002
Place of Death: 
Albuquerque, NM
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1939-1942, 1945-1950, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1965-1970
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Little Rock, Arkansas, San Francisco, California, and San Antonio, Texas, 1942-1945
State representative, New Mexico, 1947-1948
Governor, New Mexico, 1951-1954, 1957-1958, 1961-1962
U.S. senator from New Mexico, 1962-1964

Education

Name of School: 

University of Arkansas School of Law

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Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1939

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Court Name: 

New Mexico District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/14/1970
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/3/1982
Termination Date: 
11/27/2002
Termination Reason: 
Death
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