Rawghlie Clement Stanford

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Rawghlie Clement Stanford
5th Governor of Arizona
In office
January 4, 1937 – January 2, 1939
Preceded by Benjamin B. Moeur
Succeeded by Robert T. Jones
Personal details
Born (1879-08-02)August 2, 1879
Buffalo Gap, Texas
Died December 15, 1963(1963-12-15) (aged 84)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ruth Butchee

Rawghlie Clement Stanford (August 2, 1879 – December 15, 1963) was the fifth Governor of Arizona and served from 1937 to 1939. Born in Buffalo Gap, Texas, he moved with his family to Phoenix Arizona in 1881 where he attended public schools and Arizona Normal School. He served in the army during the Spanish–American War. Stanford was a lawyer and served as Justice of the Arizona State Supreme Court after his governorship in 1943. He later became Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court in 1953.

Stanford died December 15, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona.


Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Baker Moeur
Governor of Arizona
Succeeded by
Robert Taylor Jones
Legal offices
Preceded by
Alfred C. Lockwood
Justice of Arizona Supreme Court
January 1943–January 1955
Succeeded by
Fred C. Struckmeyer, Jr.
Preceded by
Henry D. Ross
Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court
February 1945–December 1948
Succeeded by
Arthur T. LaPrade
Preceded by
Levi Stewart Udall
Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court
January 1953–December 1953
Succeeded by
Marlin T. Phelps