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Politicians in Radio and Television Broadcasting in New Mexico

  Jim R. Baca (b. 1945) — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., September 6, 1945. Democrat. Television reporter; New Mexico public land commissioner, 1982-86, 1991-93; director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1993-94; mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., 1997-2001; defeated, 2001. Hispanic ancestry. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Fermin Baca and Dixie Baca; married 1977 to Roberta Miller.
  John Burroughs (1907-1978) — of Portales, Roosevelt County, N.M. Born in Robert Lee, Coke County, Tex., April 7, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; petroleum salesman; proprietor, cotton oil mill and peanut mill; president, Portales Valley Mills (peanuts); president, Cisco Peanut Co.; president, Plains Broadcasting Co.; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1957; Governor of New Mexico, 1959-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1960. Died May 21, 1978 (age 71 years, 44 days). Interment at Portales Cemetery, Portales, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of James Burroughs and Amertius (Ashley) Burroughs; married 1935 to Jean Mitchell.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Mayhew McAdams (1916-2008) — also known as Harry M. McAdams — of Hobbs, Lea County, N.M. Born in Lorena, McLennan County, Tex., August 12, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; president and general manager, radio station KWEW, Hobbs, N.M.; president, Triple M Mining Company; member of New Mexico state senate, 1971-82 (19th District 1971-72, 41st District 1973-82). Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died January 5, 2008 (age 91 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Rufus McAdams and Violet (Hutchinson) McAdams; married, April 2, 1942, to Gladys Crume.
  Gordon Edward Sanders (1927-1999) — also known as Gordon E. Sanders — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 27, 1927. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; newscaster and radio personality; candidate for mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., 1981, 1985. Died of leukemia, November 25, 1999 (age 71 years, 363 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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