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Rufus James Palen

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Rufus James Palen, American banker. member Capitol Bldg; member Board of Equalization, Ty.

Background

Palen, Rufus James was born on January 13, 1843 in Hudson, New York, United States. Son of Joseph Gilbert and Caroline Anne (Little) Palen.

Education

University of Michigan, 1861-1862 (left school to enter Union Army). Second lieutenant Company G, 128th New York Vols., August 1862-August 1863. Major 78th United States.C.T., August 1862-January 1866.

Career

Began as assistant cashier, 1878, later cashier, president, 1894, 1st National Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clerk Superior and 1st Judicial District cts., Ty. of New Mexico, 1873-1877. Treasurer Ty. of New Mexico, 1891-1895 and October 1911-January 15, 1912.

Member Capitol Building Board, Capitol Rebldg. Board and Capitol Extension Board. Member Board of Equalization, Ty. of New Mexico, 2 years.

Trustee New Mexico Asylum for Deaf and Dumb 11 years.

Membership

Member Capitol Bldg; member Board of Equalization, Ty.

Connections

Married Ellen Seager Webbe, September 17, 1878.

father:
Joseph Gilbert Palen

mother:
Caroline Anne (Little) Palen

spouse:
Ellen Seager Webbe