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Richard T. C. Tully

Richard T. C. Tully, American lawyer, petroleum landman. Bar: New Mexico 1975, United States District Court New Mexico 1977, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1978, United States Supreme Court 1982.


Tully, Richard T. C. was born on April 9, 1949 in Alliance, Nebraska, United States. Son of Thomas Bernard and Anna (Tully) Coupens.


Bachelor, New Mexico State University, 1971. Juris Doctor, University New Mexico, 1974.


Associate firm Darden, Sage & Darden, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1974. Landman El Paso Natural Gas Company, 1974—1976. General counsel, landman Dugan Production Corporation, Farmington, New Mexico, 1976—1979.

Vice president James B. Cooney, P.A., 1979—1981. Private practice, since 1981. Director Aztec Energy Corporation, 1982.

Vice president, director Southwest Mud & Chemical Company, Farmington, since 1982.


Member steering committee New Mexicans Jobs & Energy, 1979—1981. Treasurer Morgan for Senate Committee, 1984, Morgan Governor Committee, 1986. Member of American Bar Association, Desk & Derrick (advisory, board directors 1977-1979), New Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Producers Association, American Petroleum Institute, American Association Petroleum Landmen, Association Trial Lawyers America, State Bar New Mexico (director natural resources section since 1987, chair 1989), New Mexico Amigos Club, San Juan Country Club, Elks Lodge, Delta Theta Phi.


Married Deborah Elaine Williams, May 26, 1974 (divorced 1977). Married Cecilia R. Buchanan, February 16, 1980. Children: Tanya Elizabeth, Rikki Allison, Anna Marie.