LARRAZOLO, Octaviano Ambrosio, (1859 - 1930)

Senate Years of Service: 1928-1929
Party: Republican

New Mexico Historical Society

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 1900, 1906, 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.