Dennis Chavez’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 8, 1888

Death Date

Nov 18, 1962

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Nov 18, 1962



The politician Dennis Chavez died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first U.S.-born Hispanic elected to the United States Senate, who dedicated his long political career to representing the newly-organized New Mexico from 1935 to 1962. He is the longest-serving Hispanic U.S. senator.

Born in the U.S. Mexican Territories, he styled himself as ‘American before Plymouth Rock,’ with ancestry going back to 17th century Spanish settlers.



“Either we are all free, or we fail; democracy must belong to all of us.” (Dennis Chavez)


“I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against… placing limitations on the freedom of the individual.” (Dennis Chavez)


“I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties.” (Dennis Chavez)


“If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary.” (Dennis Chavez)


“So, Mr. President, what is wrong with the fair employment practice bill?” (Dennis Chavez)