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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNew Mexico

Octaviano Ambrosio LARRAZOLO

(1859-1930)
Senate Years of Service:
1928-1929
Party:
Republican

LARRAZOLO, Octaviano Ambrosio, a Senator from New Mexico; born in El Valle de San Bartolo (now Allende), State of Chihuahua, Mexico, December 7, 1859; moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1870 as a protege of the bishop of Arizona; studied theology and attended St. Michael’s College at Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1875 and 1876; taught in the public schools in Tucson and in El Paso County, Texas; clerk of the district court at El Paso; clerk of the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Western District of Texas at El Paso, Tex.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1888; elected district attorney for the western district of Texas in 1890 and reelected in 1892; moved to Las Vegas, N.Mex., in 1895 and resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election as a Delegate to Congress from New Mexico in 1890, 1900, and 1908; changed affiliation to the Republican Party in 1911; elected Governor of New Mexico in 1918; member, New Mexico house of representatives in 1927 and 1928; elected on November 6, 1928, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrieus A. Jones and served from December 7, 1928, to March 3, 1929; due to illness, was not a candidate for the full term; resumed the practice of law; died in Albuquerque, N.Mex., April 7, 1930; interment in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Albuquerque.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Cordova, Alfred C., and Charles Burnet Jacob. Octaviano Larrazolo, a Political Portrait. Albuquerque: Division of Research, Department of Government, University of New Mexico, 1952.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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