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Socorro County
New Mexico

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Socorro County

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  • Socorro Socorro Cemetery


    Socorro Cemetery
    Socorro, Socorro County, New Mexico
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Holm Olaf Bursum (1867-1953) — also known as Holm O. Bursum — of Socorro, Socorro County, N.M. Born in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, February 10, 1867. Republican. Member of New Mexico territorial senate, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1904, 1908; delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1912, 1928 (speaker), 1944; member of Republican National Committee from New Mexico, 1920-24; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1921-25; defeated, 1924. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., August 7, 1953 (age 86 years, 178 days). Interment at Socorro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank O. Bursum and Marie (Hilton) Bursum; married, August 3, 1898, to Lula Mae Moore (1877-1963); father of Holm Otto Bursum (1908-1989).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Holm O. Bursum: Donald R. Moorman, A Political Biograpy of Holm O. Bursum: 1899-1924
      Holm Otto Bursum (1908-1989) — also known as Holm O. Bursum — of Socorro, Socorro County, N.M. Born in Socorro, Socorro County, N.M., March 17, 1908. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1960 (alternate); delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1969. Died in Socorro, Socorro County, N.M., May 23, 1989 (age 81 years, 67 days). Interment at Socorro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Holm Olaf Bursum (1867-1953) and Lula Mae (Moore) Bursum (1877-1963); married, November 27, 1933, to Elizabeth Lee Puckett (1909-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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