John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: July 30

Ten U.S. Senators from New Mexico:

  1. Jeff Bingaman (Dem.)
  2. Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (Rep.)
  3. Carl Hatch (Dem.)
  4. Joseph Montoya (Dem.)
  5. Andrieus A. Jones (Dem.)
  6. Holm O. Bursum (Rep.)
  7. Dennis Chavez (Dem.)
  8. Pete V. Domenici (Rep.)
  9. Bronson M. Cutting (Rep.)
  10. Edwin L. Mechem (Rep.)

Bronson M. Cutting is something of a rarity in the post-17th Amendment world -- someone who served non-consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate. It's kind of a strange situation. Andrieus Jones died in 1927, during the fifth year of his six-year term, and Cutting was appointed to fill the seat until a special election could be held to elect a successor. Cutting was not a candidate in the special election; he was, however, a candidate for the regular election for the same seat. So on the same day in 1928, Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo was elected to fill Jones's seat for the remainder of the term, and Cutting was elected to a full term for the same seat. Cutting resigned to make way for Larrazolo, and reclaimed the seat three months later when Lazzarolo's term expired. Complicated! It's not the only time different people have been elected simultaneously to the same seat; see this post for details.


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