BINGAMAN, Jesse Francis, Jr. (Jeff) (1943-)
Senate Years of Service: 1983-2013

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.

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: Senatorial papers.
Circa 1982-2012. 730.7 cubic feet. Administrative files, campaign documents, special projects files, photographs, press and media files, scheduling documents, speeches and statements, oral histories, correspondence, legislative research files, and state office files generated in association with Jeff Bingaman’s 30 year tenure as U. S. Senator from New Mexico. Finding aid on-line.

  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator, 1983-2013. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.