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Louis Ray Sadler, American history educator. Named co-winner H. Bailey Carroll prize Texas State History Association, 1980; inductee New Mexico Democratic Party 2d Congressional District Hall of Fame, 1994, Hall of Fame Dona Ana County History Society, 1992; Andrew Mellon fellow Institute Latin American Studies, University Texas, 1983.


Sadler, Louis Ray was born on February 5, 1937 in Newton, Mississippi, United States. Son of Bill B. and Katie Mae (Sansing) Sadler.


Bachelor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1963;Master of Arts, Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1965;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1971.


Instructor department history, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1969;assistant professor department history, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, since 1969;associate professor department history, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1972;department chairman history, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1975-1978;director Joint Border Research Institute, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1978-1989;director Center Latin American Studies, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1979-1989;with department history, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, since 1989. Consultant United States-Mexico Border. Secretary-treasurer Rocky Mtn.

Council Latin-American Studies, 1980-1989. Chairman commissioner N. Mexico Border Commission, 1981-1989. Board directors consortium of the United States Research Programs for Mexico, treasurer, 1985-1989.

Executive secretary Conference Latin American History, 1989-1991.



The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Chairman Dona Ana County Democratic Party, Las Cruces, 1975-1979. Member Cultural Properties Review Committee, Santa Fe, 1979-1986. Member New Mexico Democratic State Center Committee, since 1989.

Member State treasurer investment committee, 1991-1994. Finance committee New Mexico Border Authority, 1991-1992. With United States National Guard, 1959-1965.

Member Rocky Mountain Council Latin American Studies (Charles Nason Distinguished Service award 1990), Sigma Chi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Mary Elizabeth Miller, June 24, 1961. Children: Lesley Ann, William Foxworth.

Bill B. Sadler

Katie Mae (Sansing) Sadler

Mary Elizabeth Miller

Lesley Ann Sadler

William Foxworth Sadler