Sam G. Bratton

Sam Gilbert Bratton ( born August 19, 1888 in Kosse, Limestone County, Texas, † September 22, 1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party) of the State of New Mexico in the U.S. Senate represented.

Bratton first attended the public schools. He graduated from the Normal School of the State of Texas and worked as a teacher in Claude and Hereford. After successfully studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Farwell. In 1915 he moved to Clovis in New Mexico to where he continued his legal activities.

From 1919 to 1921 Sam Bratton held the office of District Judge for the Fifth District Court of New Mexico. After a reorganization of districts he was responsible for the ninth district of the state in the same capacity until 1923. In this year he was appointed Associate Judge of the New Mexico Supreme Court. In 1924 he resigned this office after he was elected to the Senate candidate of the Democratic Party.

After a successful election and re-election in 1930, Bratton remained until 1933 in the Senate. During this time he stood before the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation. He then resigned after it was plotted as a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth District Court appointed him. In this capacity he worked until 1961.