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us: Chavez, Dennis, 1888-1962

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1888-04-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1962-11-18
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Valencia County (N.M.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Secretary
        • Affiliation Start: 1917
        • Affiliation End: 1920
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Georgetown University. Law Department
        • Affiliation End: 1920
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New Mexico. Legislature. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1923
        • Affiliation End: 1924
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1931
        • Affiliation End: 1935
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1935
        • Affiliation End: 1962
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
      • Sources

        • found: NUCMC data from LC Manuscript Div. for Cutting, B.M. Papers, 1899-1950 (Chavez, Dennis, 1888-1962)
        • found: LC data base, 2-23-90 (hdg.: Chavez, Dennis, 1888-1962)
        • found: WWWA, vol. 4, 1961-1968 (Chavez, Dennis; New Mexico state legislator and U.S. senator)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, April 25, 2016 (Chavez, Dennis, a Representative and a Senator from New Mexico; born in Los Chavez, Valencia County, N.Mex., April 8, 1888; attended the public schools; worked as a grocer's clerk as a boy and later in the engineering department of the city of Albuquerque; travelled to Washington in 1917 with Senator Andrieus A. Jones and served as clerk in the office of the Secretary of the United States Senate 1917-1920; graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1920; admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Albuquerque, N.Mex.; member, State house of representatives 1923-1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation (Seventy-third Congress); did not seek renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator; appointed as a Democrat on May 11, 1935, and elected on November 3, 1936, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bronson M. Cutting; reelected in 1940, 1946, 1952, and again in 1958, and served from May 11, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1962; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Works (Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.Mex.)
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