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List of Justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court

Following is a list of Justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court:

Contents

  • Current justices 1
  • Former justices 2
  • Territorial judges 3
  • External links 4

Current justices

Justice Tenure began Term ends Notes
Petra Jimenez Maes 1998 2018 Elected November 3, 1998 (sworn in December 3) to complete Richard E. Ransom's term ending December 31, 2002; won retention elections in 2002 and 2010; current term ends December 31, 2018. Served as first Hispanic female Chief Justice, 2003-2004, 2012-present.
Richard C. Bosson 2002 2012 Elected November 5, 2002 (sworn in December 20) to complete Joseph F. Baca's term ending December 31, 2004; won retention in 2004 and 2012.
Edward L. Chavez 2003 2014 Appointed by Governor Richardson January 1, 2003 (sworn in March 7) to complete Gene E. Franchini's term ending December 31, 2006; elected in 2004; won retention in 2006 and 2014.
Charles W. Daniels 2007 2018 Appointed October 17, 2007 by Governor Richardson to complete Pamela B. Minzer's term ending December 31, 2010; won election in 2008; won retention in 2010; current term ending December 31, 2018.
Barbara J. Vigil 2012 2020 Elected November 6, 2012; current term ends December 2020.

Former justices

Justice Began
service
Ended
service
Notes
Baca, Joseph F.Joseph F. Baca January 1, 1989 July 31, 2002
Barnes, Richmond P.Richmond P. Barnes September 25, 1922 November 7, 1922 Defeated for reelection.
Bickley, Howard L.Howard L. Bickley January 1, 1925 March 5, 1947 Resigned.
Botts, Clarence M.Clarence M. Botts December 26, 1922 December 31, 1924 Not nominated for reelection.
Bratton, Sam G.Sam G. Bratton January 1, 1923 September 16, 1924 Resigned.
Brice, Charles R.Charles R. Brice January 1, 1935 December 31, 1950 Retired.
Carmody, David W.David W. Carmody January 1, 1959 April 30, 1969 Retired.
Catron, Charles C.Charles C. Catron March 15, 1929 December 31, 1930 Not nominated for reelection.
Chavez, DavidDavid Chavez January 11, 1960 December 31, 1968 Retired.
Compton, James C.James C. Compton April 1, 1947 December 31, 1972 Term ended.
Coors, Henry G.Henry G. Coors January 1, 1951 July 8, 1953 Retired.
Davis, Jr., Stephen B.Stephen B. Davis, Jr. November 1, 1921 September 25, 1922 Resigned.
Easley, MackMack Easley July 1, 1976 September 30, 1982 Retired.
Federici, William R.William R. Federici April 15, 1977 December 31, 1986 Retired.
Felter, Edwin L.Edwin L. Felter August 16, 1979 December 31, 1980 Retired.
Fort, TomlinsonTomlinson Fort September 19, 1924 December 31, 1924 Not nominated for reelection.
Franchini, Gene E.Gene E. Franchini November 30, 1990 December 31, 2006 Term ended.
Frost, Stanley F.Stanley F. Frost November 8, 1991 May 31, 1996 Retired.
Hanna, Richard H.Richard H. Hanna January 10, 1912 November 7, 1918 Defeated for reelection.
Hudspeth, Andrew H.Andrew H. Hudspeth January 1, 1931
April 1, 1946
December 31, 1938
December 31, 1946
Not nominated for reelection.
Term ended.
Kennedy, Paul J.Paul J. Kennedy September 13, 2002 December 20, 2002 Resigned.
Kiker, Henry A.Henry A. Kiker December 16, 1954 March 25, 1958 Died.
Larrabee, Charles B.Charles B. Larrabee July 11, 1989 November 7, 1989 Resigned.
Lujan, Eugene D.Eugene D. Lujan January 1, 1945 December 31, 1959 Retired.
Mabry, Thomas J.Thomas J. Mabry January 1, 1939 March 28, 1946 Resigned.
Martinez, Joe L.Joe L. Martinez January 1, 1973 July 23, 1975 Resigned.
McGhee, James C.James C. McGhee January 1, 1947 August 1, 1960 Retired.
McKenna, Thomas F.Thomas F. McKenna April 6, 1970 December 31, 1970 Defeated in primary.
McKinnon, III, Dan A.Dan A. McKinnon, III July 15, 1996
April 21, 1997
December 6, 1996
December 6, 1998
Resigned after defeat for reelection.
Resigned after failing to be renominated in primary.
McManus, Jr., John B.John B. McManus, Jr. January 1, 1971 July 6, 1979 Died in office.
Minzner, Pamela B.Pamela B. Minzner December 2, 1994 August 31, 2007 Died in office.
Moise, Irwin S.Irwin S. Moise May 16, 1959 March 31, 1970 Retired.
Montgomery, Seth D.Seth D. Montgomery September 5, 1989 October 27, 1994 Resigned.
Montoya, Samuel Z.Samuel Z. Montoya July 1, 1971 December 31, 1976 Retired.
Neal, Tom W.Tom W. Neal November 15, 1932 December 31, 1932 Served brief appointment.
Noble, M.E.M.E. Noble August 1, 1960 November 13, 1969 Died in office.
Oman, Lafel E.Lafel E. Oman January 1, 1971 March 31, 1977 Retired.
Parker, Frank W.Frank W. Parker January 10, 1912 August 3, 1932 Died in office.
Payne , H. VernH. Vern Payne January 1, 1977 December 1, 1983 Retired.
Ransom, Richard E.Richard E. Ransom January 1, 1987 February 7, 1997 Retired.
Raynolds, Herbert F.Herbert F. Raynolds January 1, 1919 December 26, 1922 Resigned.
Riordan, William F.William F. Riordan January 1, 1981 December 31, 1986 Term ended.
Roberts, Clarence J.Clarence J. Roberts January 10, 1912 January 21, 1921 Resigned.
Sadler, Daniel K.Daniel K. Sadler January 1, 1931 May 15, 1959 Retired.
Scarborough, TonyTony Scarborough January 1, 1987 July 5, 1989 Resigned.
Serna, PatricioPatricio Serna December 5, 1996 August 31, 2012 Retired.
Seymour, Augustus T.Augustus T. Seymour July 8, 1953 December 15, 1954 Retired after defeat for reelection.
Shillinglaw, W. MorrisW. Morris Shillinglaw April 7, 1958 January 1, 1959 Defeated.
Simms, John F.John F. Simms March 15, 1929 December 31, 1930 Not nominated for reelection.
Sisk, Daniel A.Daniel A. Sisk January 5, 1970 December 31, 1970 Defeated in primary.
Sosa, Jr., DanDan Sosa, Jr. July 22, 1975 September 30, 1991 Retired.
Stephenson, DonnanDonnan Stephenson January 1, 1971 June 30, 1977 Retired.
Stowers, Jr., Harry E.Harry E. Stowers, Jr. December 3, 1982 May 31, 1989 Retired.
Tackett, PaulPaul Tackett January 1, 1968 January 30, 1971 Retired.
Threet, Martin L.Martin L. Threet June 1, 1943 July 15, 1944 Resigned.
Walters, Mary C.Mary C. Walters January 13, 1984 December 31, 1988 Retired.
Watson, John C.John C. Watson January 1, 1925 December 31, 1934 Defeated for reelection; ran again unsuccessfully in 1936.
Watson, John T.John T. Watson May 29, 1969 December 31, 1970 Defeated in primary.
Wilson, Kenneth B.Kenneth B. Wilson December 29, 1989 November 30, 1990 Resigned after defeat for reelection.
Zinn, A. L.A. L. Zinn January 1, 1933 May 31, 1943 Resigned.

Territorial judges

Justice Began
service
Ended
service
Notes
Mills, William J.William J. Mills ?? ?? ??

External links

  • New Mexico Reports listing of Supreme Court Justices since statehood
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