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William C. Mcdonald

William C. Mcdonald, American governor. member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892; member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912.

Background

  • Mcdonald, William C. was born on July 25, 1858 in Jordanville, New York, United States. Son of John and Lydia Marshall (Biggs) M.

  • Education

    • Educated W. Winfield Academy, Richfield Springs Academy, Cazenovia (New York) Seminary.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1880, and same year removed to Lincoln Company, New Mexico. Civil and mining engineer, 1881-1890. Manager Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Company, 1890-1912, El Capitan Live Stock Company, 1910-1912.

      Appointed United States surveyor, 1891. Assessor Lincoln Company, 1885-1886. Member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892.

      Chairman Board Company Commissioners, Lincoln Company, 1895-1896. Member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912. Chairman Democratic Territorial Committee, December 1911-October 1912.

      Elected first state governor New Mexico, November 7, 1911, term expiring, January 1917. Home: Carrizozo, N.M.

    Membership

    Member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892. Member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912.

    Connections

    • Married Frances J. McCourt, August 31, 1891.
    • father: John M.
    • mother: Lydia Marshall (Biggs) M.
    • spouse: Frances J. McCourt
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    Died April 11, 1918
    (aged 59)
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