Joseph R. Skeen Papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1981-2002)


Joseph R. Skeen Papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1981-2002)

Joseph R. Skeen Papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1981-2002)

The collection consists of the congressional papers of U.S. Congressman Joseph R. Skeen (R-NM, 1981-2003). Having completed eleven terms, Congressman Skeen became the longest serving U.S. House of Representatives member for New Mexico to date. His legislative service to the state was founded on strong beliefs in states' rights, protecting private property rights, and supporting initiatives that affected small landowners and ranchers throughout the state. Further, he provided legislative leadership that enhanced a strong national defense, and protected important federal installations and institutions in New Mexico. He earned an early political reputation as an independent thinker, a "straight-shooter," and tough-minded conservative who fought for New Mexico's traditional interests of ranching, farming, and mining, while advancing the state in the arenas of science, technology, and research.

27 cubic feet (26 boxes + 2 legal size grey archival boxes with audio cassette)


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