Arthur Seligman

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Arthur Seligman
9th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1931 – September 25, 1933
Lieutenant Andrew W. Hockenhull
Preceded by Richard C. Dillon
Succeeded by Andrew W. Hockenhull
Personal details
Born (1871-06-14)June 14, 1871
Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory
Died September 25, 1933(1933-09-25) (aged 60)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Frankie E. Harris
Residence Santa Fe
Profession Mercantile
Religion Judaism

Arthur Seligman (June 14, 1873 – September 25, 1933) was an American businessman and politician.

Seligman was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, the son of Bernard and Frances Seligman. In 1887, Seligman graduated from the Swarthmore College Preparatory School in Pennsylvania, and from Pierce's College of Business in Philadelphia in 1889. He married Frankie E. Harris of Cleveland, Ohio, on July 4, 1896.

Seligman entered the mercantile business in Santa Fe.

He held the following corporation positions:

  • President of Seligman Bros., 1903–1926;
  • President of La Fonda Building Corp., 1920–1926;
  • President of the First National Bank, 1924;
  • Director of Northern New Mexico Loan Association.

A Democrat, he also held numerous public offices including:

  • Mayor of Santa Fe;
  • member of the Board of Equalization of New Mexico;
  • Chairman of Santa Fe County Commission;
  • member of board of Irrigation Commission;
  • President of Educational Service Commission;
  • Chairman of Democratic County Central Committee for six years; chairman of City Control Committee for eight years;
  • Chairman of Territorial Democratic Committee (1895–1911);
  • Chairman of Democratic State Committee (1912–1922);
  • delegate to Democratic National Committee (1920–1933);
  • ninth Governor of New Mexico

He died while he was Governor of New Mexico.

Political offices
Preceded by
Richard C. Dillon
Governor of New Mexico
1931-1933
Succeeded by
Andrew W. Hockenhull