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Edwin L. Mechem

Edwin L. MechemAKA Edwin Leard Mechem

Born: 2-Jul-1912
Birthplace: Alamogordo, NM
Died: 27-Nov-2002
Location of death: Albuquerque, NM
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, NM

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three-time Governor of New Mexico

Father: Edwin Mechem, Sr. (judge)
Brother: Lt. Col. Jesse Mechem (d. WWII killed in action)
Wife: (married)
Son: Jesse Mechem (d. Vietnam War killed in action)

    University: New Mexico State University (attended 1930-31 and 1935)
    Law School: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1939)

    US District Judge District of New Mexico (1970-2002)
    US Senator, New Mexico (appointed, 30-Nov-1962 to 3-Nov-1964)
    Governor of New Mexico (1-Jan-1961 to 30-Nov-1962, resigned)
    Governor of New Mexico (1-Jan-1957 to 1-Jan-1959)
    Governor of New Mexico (1-Jan-1951 to 1-Jan-1955)
    New Mexico State House of Representatives (1947-48)
    FBI employee (1942-45)
    American Law Institute
    State Bar of New Mexico 1939


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