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|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|
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.
Richard C. Dillon
|Governor of New Mexico
Andrew W. Hockenhull
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