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Marvin Lee Watts

Marvin Lee Watts, American minerals company executive, chemist, educator. Recipient Albert K. Mitchell award as outstanding Republican in New Mexico, 1976; honorary state farmer New Mexico Future Farmers American; honorary member 4-H.

Background

  • Watts, Marvin Lee was born on April 6, 1932 in Portales, New Mexico, United States. Son of William Ellis and Jewel Reata (Holder) Watts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, Eastern New Mexico University, 1959. Master of Science in Chemistry, Eastern New Mexico University, 1960. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1966.

      Postgraduate, University Kansas, 1967.

    Career

    • Analytical chemistry Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1960-1962. Instructor chemistry New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, 1962-1965, assistant professor, 1965-1967. Chief chemist AMAX Coal Company Chemical Corporation, Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1967-1978, general surface superintendent, 1978-1984.

      President New Mexico Salt and Minerals Corporation, from 1984. Chemical consultant Western Soils Laboratory, Roswell, 1962-1967. Instructor chemistry New Mexico State University, Carlsbad, since 1967.

      Owner, operator cattle ranch, Carlsbad and Loving, New Mexico, since 1969. Board directors Mountain States Mutual Casualty Company, 1981. General manager Eddy Potash, Inc., since 1987, vice president, general manager, 1987-1995.

      Consultant Potash Industry, since 1995.

    Politics

    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Religion

    Every true believer receives the special gift from God to use in ministry.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.

    Membership

    President Carlsbad Department Development, 1996. New Mexico Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council, 1994. Chairman Eddy County Land USF Commission, Eddy County Labor Relations Board.

    Director Soil Donservation Service. Member Roswell district advisory board Bureau Land Management. Board directors Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair, 1996.

    Member advisory board Roswell district Bureau Land Management. Member Eddy County Fair Board, since 1976, chairman, 1978, 82. Member public school reform committee.

    Chairman higher education reform committee. Member sponsor of New Mexico public School Reform Act. Board directors Carlsbad Foundation, 1979-1982.

    Advisory board New Mexico State University at Carlsbad, 1976-1980. Vice chairman board Guadalupe Medical Center. Board directors New Mexico Legis, 1984-1989.

    Member Republican State Executive committee, since 1972. Republican chairman Eddy County (N.MEx.), 1970-1974, 78-82, directors Conquistador council Boy Scouts American, Regional Environmental Educational Research and Improvement Organization With Military Police Corps, Army of the United States, 1953-1955, Germany. Fellow New Mexico Academy of Sciences.

    Member American Chemical Society (chairman subsection), Western States Public Lands Coalition, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce (director 1979-1983), New Mexico Mining Association (director), American Institute of Mining (chairman Carlsbad potash section 1975), Carlsbad Mental Health Association (president since 1994), New Mexico Institute Mining and Technology (advisory board mining department), American Angus Association, American Quarter Horse Association, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (board directors since 1989), Carlsbad Farm and Ranch Association, National Cattlemen's Association, Kiwanis (Distinguished lieutenant governor).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Myrtle Kiker, July 25, 1952. Children: Marvin Lee, Mark Dwight, Wesley Lyle.
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    • 1959
      Eastern New Mexico University
    • 1960
      Eastern New Mexico University
    • 1966
      University Oklahoma
    • 1967
      University Kansas
    • 1960 - 1962
      Analytical chemist, ry Dow Chemical Company
      Midland, Cayman Islands
    • 1962 - 1965
      instructor, chemistry New Mexico Military Institute
      Roswell, New Mexico, United States
    • 1967 - 1978
      chief chemist, AMAX Coal Company Coal Company Coal Company Chemical Corporation
      Carlsbad, California, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      chief chemist, AMAX Coal Company Coal Company Chemical Corporation
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