RUNNELS, Harold Lowell, (1924 - 1980)


RUNNELS, Harold Lowell, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 17, 1924; attended the Dallas public schools, and Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton, Okla.; enlisted in the United States Army Air Force Reserve as a private, December 1942-July 1943; employed by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1942; manager, Magnolia Amusement Co., Magnolia, Ark., 1945-1951; moved to Lovington, N.Mex., in 1951 and became partner in Southland Supply Co., in 1952; formed Runnels Mud Co., in 1953, and RunCo Acidizing & Fracturing Co., in 1964; a founder of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, 1960; member, New Mexico senate, 1960-1970; delegate to New Mexico State Democratic conventions, 1960-1979; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1971, until his death in New York City August 5, 1980; interment in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Lovington, N.Mex.