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Charles Springer

cattleman

Charles Springer, American cattleman. member New Mexico Constl.

Background

Springer, Charles was born on December 19, 1857 in Louisa Company, Iowa, United States. Son of Francis and Nancy R. (Coleman) Springer.

Education

Educated Baptist College (Burlington, Iowa) and State University of Iowa.

Career

Settled in Colfax Company, New Mexico, 1879. Associate with Henry Koehler, Junior, 1905, in organization of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Company, which purchased and developed extensive coal mines and coking plants in Colfax Company and built 120 miles of railroad. With brother, Frank Springer, built Eagle’s Nest Dam, capacity 100,000 acre feet of water for irrigation.

President, treasurer Cimarron Valley Land Company (28,000 acres), Charles Springer Cattle Company, Charles Springer & Company. Chairman of the Board, treasurer St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Сompany. Vice president, treasurer S. M. Chase Cattle Company President New Mexico Board Water Commissioners 3 terms.

Member New Mexico Constitutional Convention, 1911. President State Highway Commission, 1917-1923. President District Board for New Mexico under Selective Service Act, 1917-1918.

Field secretary Council of National Defense for New Mexico, 1917-1918. Chief Executive officer New Mexico Council of Defense, 1917-1919.

Membership

Member New Mexico Constl.

Connections

Married Mary Chase, 1899.

father:
Francis Springer

mother:
Nancy R. (Coleman) Springer

spouse:
Mary Chase