Ed Foreman Youngest Representative from New Mexico
I’ve often heard that Ed Foreman was the only person in the 20th century to be elected to Congress from two different states (Texas and New Mexico), but I learned something new today.
I ran across an article in The New Mexico Independent pointing out that Obama will be working with the oldest Congress ever. The average age of the members of the House of Representatives will be 57, the highest on record.
Discussing the ages of the Representives from New Mexico, the article goes on to point out that “The youngest was Ed Foreman, who, when sworn in, was just 35 years, 11 days old. Foreman was actually elected to Congress at a younger age â€” six years earlier, he was elected to Congress in Texasâ€™ 16th Congressional District.”
There goes all of my excuses….