SCHMITT, Harrison Hagan (1935-)
Senate Years of Service: 1977-1983

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.

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: 1967-1982. 164 boxes. Correspondence, legislative files, press releases, voter surveys, clippings, campaign files, speeches, NASA photographs, astronaut training files, and Apollo 17 records. The Apollo collection is indexed and available on microfilm. Casework files are restricted.

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