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Joseph Richard Skeen

Joseph Richard Skeen, American congressman. Chairman New Mexico Republican Party, 1963-1966. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946; Served with United States Air Force Reserve, 1949-1952. Member National Woolgrowers Association, National Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Woolgrowers Association, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Clubs: Elks.

Background

  • Skeen, Joseph Richard was born on June 30, 1927 in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. Son of Thomas Dudley and Ilah (Adamson) Skeen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1950.

    Career

    • Soil and water engineer Ramah Navajo and Zuni Indians, 1951, 1951. Rancher Lincoln County, New Mexico, from 1952. Member New Mexico Senate, 1960-1970, 97th-103rd Congresses from 2nd New Mexico district, Washington, from 1981.

      Member appropriations committee, subcommittee chair Interior, agriculture, chairman appropriations committee, subcommittee defense. Member subcommittee interior.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Chairman New Mexico Republican Party, 1963-1966. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Served with United States Air Force Reserve, 1949-1952.

    Member National Woolgrowers Association, National Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Woolgrowers Association, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Clubs: Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Helen Jones, November 17, 1945. Children: Mary Elisa, Mikell Lee.
    • father: Thomas Dudley Skeen
    • mother: Ilah (Adamson) Skeen
    • spouse: Mary Helen Jones
    • children: Mary Elisa Skeen
    • Mikell Lee Skeen
    Joseph Richard Skeen
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    Died December 7, 2003
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1951
      Soil and water engineer, Ramah Navajo and Zuni Indians
    • 1951
      Soil and water engineer, Ramah Navajo and Zuni Indians
    • 1960 - 1970
      member, New Mexico Senate