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New Mexico: Governors


Governors of New Mexico, 1912-2020 (May be incomplete!)
William C. McDonald 1912-17 Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca 1917 Washington Ellsworth Lindsey 1917-19 Octaviano A. Larrazolo 1919-21 Merritt Cramer Mechem 1921-23 James F. Hinkle 1923-25 Arthur T. Hannett 1925-27 Richard C. Dillon 1927-31 Arthur Seligman 1931-33 Andrew W. Hockenhull 1933-35 Clyde Tingley 1935-39 John E. Miles 1939-43 John J. Dempsey 1943-47 Thomas J. Mabry 1947-51 Edwin L. Mechem 1951-55 John Field Simms, Jr. 1955-57 Edwin L. Mechem 1957-59 John Burroughs 1959-61 Edwin L. Mechem 1961-62 Tom Bolack 1962-63 John M. Campbell 1963-67 David F. Cargo 1967-71 Bruce King 1971-74 Jerry Apodaca 1975-79 Bruce King 1979-82 Toney Anaya 1983-87 Garrey Edward Carruthers 1987-91 Bruce King 1991-94 Gary E. Johnson 1995-2002 Bill Richardson 2003-10 Susana Martinez 2011-18 Michelle Lujan Grisham 2019-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1917 Feb 18: Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca, died in office.
  • 1920: R. H. Hanna (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Arthur T. Hannett (Dem), elected; Manuel B. Otero (Rep), defeated; Green B. Patterson (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1933 Sep 25: Arthur Seligman, died in office.
  • 1946: Edward L. Safford (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950: John E. Miles, defeated.
  • 1954: Alvin Mathias Stockton, defeated.
  • 1970: Jack Daniels (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1974: Joe R. Skeen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978: Joe R. Skeen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Bruce King (Dem), elected; Frank M. Bond (Rep), defeated; Joseph E. Knight (Libertarian), defeated; Thomas Macaione, defeated.
  • 1994: David F. Cargo, defeated for nomination.
  • 1994: John Dendahl (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994: Robert A. Mondragon (Green), defeated.
  • 1998: Martin J. Chávez (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002: Bill Richardson (Dem), elected.
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