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Name Mechem, Edwin Leard
City City not recorded
State NM
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Mechem, Edwin Leard
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Mechem, Edwin Leard
Born July 2, 1912, in Alamagordo, NM
Died November 27, 2002, in Albuquerque, NM

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 3, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Assumed senior status on July 3, 1982. Service terminated on November 27, 2002, due to death.

Education:
University of Arkansas School of Law, LL.B., 1939

Professional Career:
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

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