DOMENICI, Pete Vichi (1932-2017)
Senate Years of Service: 1973-2009

DOMENICI, PETE VICHI, a Senator from New Mexico; born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.Mex., May 7, 1932; graduated, University of New Mexico 1954; graduated, Denver University Law School 1958; admitted to the New Mexico bar in 1958 and commenced practice in Albuquerque; elected to Albuquerque City Commission 1966, chairman (ex-officio mayor) 1967; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1972; reelected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 2009; chair, Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008; died on September 13, 2017.

Gerald R. Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

National Archives and Records Administration

Washington, DC
Papers: Over 15 collections listed in the National Archives online catalog ( in the National Archives in Washington and in Presidential libraries.

New Mexico State University
Political Papers Archives
Las Cruces, NM
Papers. Ca. 3000 feet. Senatorial papers.Correspondence, legislative papers, administrative records, clippings, audio visual recordings, photographs, microfilm, and memorabilia documenting the Senator's carer and contributions in economic development, energy, the federal budget, national security, natural resources, behavioral health, nuclear non-proliferation, and other major topics. Processing in progress.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office of History
Fort Belvoir, VA
Oral History: August 3, 1987. 25 pages. Discussion of Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

  • Domenici, Pete. A Brighter Tomorrow: Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy. Landham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
  • ___, et al., A Changing America: Conservatives View the '80s from the United States Senate. South Bend, Ind.: Regnery/Gateway, 1980.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Pete V. Domenici, United States Senator, 1973-2009. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2010.