New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands

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New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
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Incumbent
Aubrey Dunn, Jr.

since January 1, 2015
Term length Four years
Formation 1912
First holder Robert P. Ervien
Website Commissioner of Public Lands of New Mexico
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The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected constitutional officer in the executive branch in charge of managing all state lands and mineral rights, as well as overseeing leases and royalties on state land, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.[1] The Commissioner of Public Lands is elected to a four-year term and is able to serve up to two consecutive terms; more terms may be served after one full term has intervened.

Currently, Aubrey Dunn, Jr. is serving as Commissioner of Public Lands. He took office on January 1, 2015.

List of Commissioners of Public Lands[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Years in Office
1 Robert P. Ervien 1912 1917 Republican <6[note 1][note 2]
2 Fred Muller 1917 1918 Republican <2[note 3]
3 Nelson A. Field 1919 1922 Republican 4
4 Justiniano Baca 1923 1925 Democrat <3[note 4]
5 Edwin B. Swope 1925 1926 Democrat <2[note 5]
6 Benjamin F. Pankey 1927 1929 Republican <3[note 6]
7 Austin D. Crile 1929 1930 Republican <2[note 7]
8 James F. Hinkle 1931 1932 Democrat 2
9 Frank Vesely 1933 1936 Democrat 4
10 Frank Worden 1937 1940 Democrat 4
11 H. R. Rodgers 1941 1944 Democrat 4
12 John E. Miles 1945 1948 Democrat 4
13 Guy Shepard 1949 1952 Democrat 4
14 E. S. Johnny Walker 1953 1956 Democrat 4
15 Murray E. Morgan 1957 1960 Democrat 4
16 E. S. Johnny Walker 1961 1964 Democrat 4
17 Guyton B. Hays 1965 1968 Democrat 4
18 Alex J. Armijo 1969 1974 Democrat 6
19 Phil R. Lucero 1975 1978 Democrat 4
20 Alex J. Armijo 1979 1982 Democrat 4
21 Jim Baca 1983 1986 Democrat 4
22 W. R. Humphries 1987 1990 Republican 4
23 Jim Baca 1991 1993 Democrat <3[note 8]
24 Ray Powell 1993 2002 Democrat <10[note 9]
25 Patrick H. Lyons 2003 2010 Republican 8
26 Ray Powell 2011 2014 Democrat 4
27 Aubrey Dunn, Jr. 2015 Incumbent Republican
Source:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the term lasted five years.
  2. ^ Died in office in February 1917.
  3. ^ Appointed by Governor Lindsey in 1917.
  4. ^ Died in office in February 1925.
  5. ^ Appointed by Governor Hannett in 1925.
  6. ^ Died in office in May 1929.
  7. ^ Appointed by Governor Dillon in 1929.
  8. ^ Resigned to become Bureau of Land Management Director in 1993.
  9. ^ Appointed by Governor King in 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State of New Mexico (July 2012). Kathryn A. Flynn, ed. 2012 Centennial Blue Book (PDF). Diana J. Duran. Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State. pp. 233–234. 

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