Republican Senator from New Mexico who served from 1927 to 1935 and helped establish freedom of the press.
He served in a diplomatic post in England and as chairman of the New Mexican State Penitentiary before election to the Senate in 1927.
While an officer, he opposed a modification to the law that would have disallowed printed material considered treasonous, and ultimately succeeded in getting that provision stripped.
He was born in Long Island, New York, the third of four children born to William Bayard Cutting, a New York financier.
Martin Heinrich was another prominent New Mexico senator.