SCHMITT, Harrison Hagan, (1935 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1977-1983
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

SCHMITT, Harrison Hagan, a Senator from New Mexico; born in Santa Rita, Grant County, N.Mex., July 3, 1935; attended the public schools; graduated, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., 1957; Fulbright fellowship student at the University of Oslo (Norway) 1957-1958; doctorate in geology, Harvard University 1964; geologist, United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior 1964-1965; astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1965-1975; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976, and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1983; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982; consultant in science, technology and public policy 1983 to the present; is a resident of Albuquerque, N.Mex.


Schmitt, Harrison H., ed. Equilibrium Diagrams for Minerals at Low Temperature and Pressure. Cambridge: Geological Club of Harvard, 1962.