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Capital: Santa Fe

State Nickname: Land of Enchantment

State Bird: Roadrunner

State Flower: Yucca

Admitted to the Union: January 6, 1912

 
Governors

January 6, 1912 to January 1, 1917:

William C. McDonald

January 1, 1917 to February 28, 1917:

Ezequiel C. de Baca

* Resigned from office

February 28, 1917 to January 7, 1919:

Washington E. Lindsey

January 1, 1919 to January 1, 1921:

Octaviano A. Larrazolo

January 1, 1921 to January 1, 1923:

Merritt C, Mechem

January 1, 1923 to January 5, 1925:

James F. Hinkle

January 1, 1925 to January 1, 1927:

Arthur T. Hannett

January 1, 1927 to January 1, 1931:

Richard C. Dillon

January 1, 1931 to September 25, 1933:

Arthur Seligman*

* Died in office

September 25, 1933 to January 1, 1935:

Andrew W. Hockenhull

January 1, 1935 to January 1, 1939:

Clyde Tingley

January 1, 1939 to January 1, 1943:

John E. Miles

January 1, 1943 to January 1, 1947:

John J. Dempsey

January 1, 1947 to January 1, 1951:

Thomas J. Mabry

January 1, 1951 to January 1, 1955:

Edwin L. Mechem

January 1, 1955 to January 1, 1957:

John F. Simms

January 1, 1957 to January 1, 1959:

Edwin L. Mechem

January 1, 1959 to January 1, 1961:

John Burroughs

January 1, 1961 to November 30, 1962:

Edwin L. Mechem*

* Resigned from office

November 30, 1962 to January 1, 1963:

Tom Bolack

January 1, 1963 to January 1, 1967:

Jack M. Campbell

January 1, 1967 to January 1, 1971:

David F. Cargo

January 1, 1971 to January 1, 1975:

Bruce King

January 1, 1975 to January 1, 1979:

Jerry Apodaca

January 1, 1979 to January 1, 1983:

Bruce King

January 1, 1983 to January 1, 1987:

Roney Anaya

January 1, 1987 to January 1, 1991:

Garrey E. Carruthers

January 1, 1991 to January 1, 1995:

Bruce King

January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003:

Gary Earl Johnson

January 1, 2003

Bill Richardson

 
Senators - Class I

March 27, 1912 March 4, 1917

Thomas Benton Catron

March 4, 1917 December 20, 1927

Andrieus Aristieus Jones * Died in office

December 29, 1927 December 6, 1928

Bronson Murray Cutting

December 7, 1928 March 4, 1929

Octaviano Larrazolo

March 4, 1929 May 6, 1935

Bronson Murray Cutting * Died in office

May 11, 1935 November 3, 1962

Dennis Chavez

November 30, 1962 November 3, 1964

Edwin Leard Mechem

November 4, 1964 January 3, 1977

Joseph Montoya

January 3, 1977 January 3, 1983

Harrison Hagan Schmitt

January 3, 1983

Jeff Bingaman

 
Senators - Class II

March 27, 1912 March 4, 1921

Albert Bacon Fall * Resigned office

March 11, 1921 March 4, 1925

Holm Olaf Bursum

March 4, 1925 June 24, 1933

Sam Gilbert Bratton * Resigned office

October 10, 1933 January 3, 1949

Carl Hatch

January 3, 1949 January 3, 1973

Clinton Presba Anderson

January 3, 1973 January 3, 2009

Pete Domenici

January 3, 2009

Tom Udall

 
State Song
O, Fair New Mexico

Lyrics by Elizabeth Garrett

Under a sky of azure,
Where balmy breezes blow,
Kissed by the golden sunshine,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Land of the Montezuma,
With firey hearts aglow,
Land of the deeds historic,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.

Rugged and high sierras,
With deep canyons below,
Dotted with fertile valleys,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Fields full of sweet alfalfa,
Richest perfumes bestow,
State of apple blossoms,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.

Days that are full of heart-dreams,
Nights when the moon hangs low;
Beaming its benedictions,
O'er Nuevo Mejico.
Land with its bright manana,
Coming through weal and woe;
State of esperanza,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.


The song was adopted in 1933 as offical state song.

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1910: 327,299

1920: 360,350

1930: 423,317

1940: 531,818

1950: 681,187

1960: 951,023

1970: 1,017,055

1980: 1,302,894

1990: 1,515,069

2000: 1,819,614


State Capitol Building 1913