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Pete Domenici dies at 85

Former New Mexico six-term senator Pete V. Domenici died Wednesday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Senator Pete V. Domenici, left, and NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers appear at a groundbreaking event held at the future site of Pete V. Domenici Hall in April 2013. Located on the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces, Domenici Hall houses the Pete V. Domenici Public Policy Institute. (NMSU Photo)

Following Domenici’s retirement from the U.S. Senate in 2008, the Pete V. Domenici Institute for Public Policy was established on the main campus of New Mexico State University.

The tenth annual Domenici Public Policy Conference kicks off Wednesday morning at the Las Cruces Convention Center. (Photo by Vib Gonzalez/Kokopelli)

In addition to hosting the annual Domenici Public Policy Conference, NMSU serves as a repository for all of the senator’s papers and archives spanning over 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

Senator Domenici’s death came on the first day of the tenth annual Domenici Public Policy Conference, which began Wednesday morning at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

 

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