BINGAMAN, Jesse Francis, Jr. (Jeff), (1943 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1983-2013
Party: Democrat

BINGAMAN, Jesse Francis, Jr. (Jeff), a Senator from New Mexico; born in El Paso, Tex., October 3, 1943; attended public schools of Silver City, N.Mex.; graduated, Harvard College 1965 and Stanford Law School 1968; served in the United States Army Reserve 1968-1974; admitted to the New Mexico bar 1968; assistant New Mexico attorney general 1969; counsel to State constitutional convention 1969; commenced private practice in 1970; elected New Mexico attorney general 1979-1982; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1982; reelected in 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006, and served from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 2013; chairman, Senate Impeachment Trial Committee (1989-1991), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Twelfth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012.