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Andrew W Hockenhull

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Lieutenant  Vacant
Succeeded by  Clyde Tingley
Succeeded by  Louis Cabeza de Baca
Name  Andrew Hockenhull
Party  Democratic Party
Preceded by  Arthur Seligman
Preceded by  Hugh B. Woodward
Political party  Democratic
Spouse  Mamie Drake
Andrew W. Hockenhull
Born  January 16, 1877 near Bolivar, Missouri (1877-01-16)
Role  Former Governor of New Mexico
Died  June 20, 1974, Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Education  University of Texas at Austin
Previous office  Governor of New Mexico (1933–1935)
Residence  Clovis, New Mexico, United States

Andrew W. Hockenhull (January 16, 1877 – June 20, 1974) was the tenth Governor of New Mexico.

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Background

Hockenhull was born in rural Missouri, near Bolivar. He attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1897, and studied law at the University of Texas at Austin. Hockenhull married Maine Drake at Bolivar, Mo. on November 20, 1901. They had three daughters, Gertrude, Virginia, and Helen.

Hockenhull moved to New Mexico Territory in 1908 and homesteaded near Tucumcari, in Quay County. In 1909 he moved to Clovis and began practicing law there in 1909. He also served as assistant district attorney (1912–1916), and city attorney for six years. During the Great War (World War I) he served as a member of the Lawyers Committee and the Council of Defense. A lawyer and banker, he had extensive agricultural interests throughout Curry County. A Democrat, Hockenhull was elected Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 1930 and was re-elected in 1932. He became governor upon the death of Governor Arthur Seligman in September, 1933, and completed the term on December 31, 1934.

Contending with the Depression consumed most of his term. After leaving office, Hockenhull returned to his legal career. In 1939, he was appointed postmaster of Clovis, starting May 31, 1939.

Titles

He is the second Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico to assume the governor's office due to the death of the sitting governor. He also holds the title of the longest surviving former-governor of New Mexico, living 97 years, and 40 years beyond the expiration of his term.

References

Andrew W. Hockenhull Wikipedia


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