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CUTTING, Bronson Murray (1888-1935)

CUTTING, BRONSON MURRAY, a Senator from New Mexico; born in Oakdale, Long Island, N.Y., June 23, 1888; attended the common schools and Groton (Mass.) School; graduated from Harvard University in 1910; becoming an invalid he moved to Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1910 to restore his health; became a newspaper publisher in 1912 and published the Santa Fe New Mexican and El Nuevo Mexicano; served as president of the New Mexican Printing Co. 1912-1918, and of the Santa Fe New Mexican Publishing Corp. from 1920 until his death; during the First World War was commissioned captain and served as an assistant military attache of the American Embassy at London 1917-1918; regent of New Mexico Military Institute in 1920; served as chairman of the board of commissioners of the New Mexican State Penitentiary in 1925; appointed on December 29, 1927, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrieus A. Jones and served from December 29, 1927, until December 6, 1928, when a duly elected successor qualified; was not a candidate for election to this vacancy; elected as a Republican on November 6,1928, to the United States Senate; reelected in 1934 and served from March 4, 1929, until his death in an airplane crash near Atlanta, Mo., on May 6, 1935; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1899-1950. 44.7 linear feet. Personal and official correspondence, speeches, essays, articles, biographical information, detective reports, legal papers, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Includes material relating to his publishing activities, investigation of corruption in New Mexico and related libel and contempt of court cases, other New Mexico political affairs, his service as senator, constituent service, banking and legislative issues, election campaigns, the election dispute with Dennis Chavez, and death in an airplane accident. Finding aid.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Mary Ware Dennett papers, 1894-1948.

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: 1929-1935. 34 items.

  • Armstrong, Patricia Cadigan. A Portrait of Bronson Cutting Through His Papers, 1910-1927. Albuquerque: Division of Research, Department of Government, University of New Mexico, 1959.
  • Beaupre, Richard H. "The 1934 Senatorial Election in New Mexico." M.A. thesis, University of New Mexico, 1969.
  • Larson, Robert W. "The Profile of a New Mexico Progressive.'' New Mexico Historical Review 45 (July 1970): 233-44.
  • Lowitt, Richard. "Bronson Cutting and the Early Years of the American Legion in New Mexico.'' New Mexico Historical Review 64 (April 1989): 143-58.
  • ___. Bronson M. Cutting: Progressive Politician. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.
  • Pickens, William H. "Bronson Cutting vs. Dennis Chavez: Battle of the Patrones in New Mexico, 1934.'' New Mexico Historical Review 46 (January 1971): 5-29.
  • ___. "Cutting vs. Chavez: A Reply to Wolf's Comments.'' New Mexico Historical Review 47 (October 1972): 337-59.
  • Seligmann, Gustav L., Jr. "The Political Career of Senator Bronson M. Cutting.'' Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona, 1967.
  • ___. "The Purge That Failed: The 1934 Senatorial Election in New Mexico: Yet Another View.'' New Mexico Historical Review 47 (October 1972): 361-81.
  • U.S. Congress. House. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Bronson Cutting: Late a Senator from New Mexico. 74th Cong., 1st sess., 1935. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935.
  • Walkiewicz, E.P., and Hugh Witemeyer, eds. Ezra Pound and Senator Bronson Cutting: A Political Correspondence, 1930-1935. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
  • Wolf, Phillip T. "Bronson Cutting and Franklin Roosevelt: Factors in Presidential Endorsement.'' New Mexico Historical Review 52 (October 1977): 317-34.
  • ___. "Cutting vs. Chavez Re-Examined: A Commentary on Pickens' Analysis.'' New Mexico Historical Review 47 (October 1972): 317-36.