James F. Hinkle
James F. Hinkle
|6th Governor of New Mexico|
January 1, 1923 – January 1, 1925
Jose A. Baca
|Preceded by||Merritt C. Mechem|
|Succeeded by||Arthur T. Hannett|
|Member of the New Mexico Senate|
|8th New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands|
|Preceded by||Austin D. Crile|
|Succeeded by||Frank Vesely|
|Born||October 20, 1862|
Franklin County, Missouri
|Died||March 26, 1951 (aged 88)|
Roswell, New Mexico
|Spouse(s)||Lillie E. Roberts|
He served as a member of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners from 1891 to 1893 and also served as a member of the New Mexico Territorial House of Representatives from 1893 to 1896. He became a member of the New Mexico Territorial Senate in 1901 and served as a member of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization from 1901 to 1911. He served as the mayor of Roswell from 1904 to 1906. He then served in the New Mexico State Senate from 1912 to 1917.
He was elected the Governor of New Mexico by a popular vote on November 7, 1922. During his term, a First World War veteran’s property tax exemption was sanctioned. He was the Governor of New Mexico from January 1, 1923 to January 1, 1925.
After leaving the office, he remained active in business. He died in Roswell, New Mexico on March 26, 1951. In 1964, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for his contribution to the cattle industry.
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- 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- "Hall of Great Westerners". National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789–1978 (1978). Vol 4.
Merritt C. Mechem
| Governor of New Mexico
Arthur T. Hannett
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