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Congressman

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; rancher, Lincoln County, New Mexico, since 1952; member, New Mexico Senate, 1960-1970; member, 97th-103rd Congresses from 2nd New Mexico district, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1981; member appropriations committee, subcommittee agriculture, chairman appropriations committee, subcommittee defense member subcommittee interior.

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:
Mikell Lee Skeen

Mary Elisa Skeen