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Seligman as depicted in 1904's New Mexico Mines and Minerals.
|9th Governor of New Mexico|
January 1, 1931 – September 25, 1933
|Lieutenant||Andrew W. Hockenhull|
|Preceded by||Richard C. Dillon|
|Succeeded by||Andrew W. Hockenhull|
June 14, 1871|
Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory
|Died||September 25, 1933
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Spouse(s)||Frankie E. Harris|
Seligman was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, the son of Bernard and Frances Seligman. In 1887, he graduated from the Swarthmore College Preparatory School, and in 1889 he graduated from Union Business College. After completing his education, Seligman became active in his family's business enterprises, and the companies with which he was involved included: the Seligman Brothers mercantile firm (president, 1903–1926); president of the La Fonda Building Corporation (1920–1926); president of the First National Bank (1924-1933); and auditor and board of directors member of the Northern New Mexico Loan Association.
A Democrat, Seligman was heavily involved in New Mexico's politics throughout his life. His party leadership positions included: chairman of the Santa Fe Democratic County Central Committee (1895-1911); chairman of the territorial Democratic Committee (1895–1911); chairman of the state Democratic Committee (1912–1922); and delegate to the Democratic National Committee (1920–1933).
Seligman was also involved in government at the local, county, and state levels throughout his career. He served as member of the state Irrigation Commission (1904-1906); member of the state Board of Equalization (1906-1908); chairman of Santa Fe County Commission (1910-1920); mayor of Santa Fe (1910-1912); and president of the state Educational Survey Commission (1921-1923).
Seligman and Franc E. Harris (1867-1937) of Cleveland, Ohio were married on July 4, 1896. They were the parents of a son, Otis (1898-1943), and an adopted daughter, Ritchie Seligman (1888-1966).
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- Arthur Seligman at National Governors Association
- Arthur Seligman at Find a Grave
- Arthur Seligman at Political Graveyard
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