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William C. Mcdonald

governor

William C. Mcdonald, American governor. member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892; member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912.

Background

Mcdonald, William C. was born on July 25, 1858 in Jordanville, New York, United States. Son of John and Lydia Marshall (Biggs) M.

Education

Educated W. Winfield Academy, Richfield Springs Academy, Cazenovia (New York) Seminary.

Career

Admitted to bar, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1880, and same year removed to Lincoln Company, New Mexico. Civil and mining engineer, 1881-1890. Manager Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Company, 1890-1912, El Capitan Live Stock Company, 1910-1912.

Appointed United States surveyor, 1891. Assessor Lincoln Company, 1885-1886. Member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892.

Chairman Board Company Commissioners, Lincoln Company, 1895-1896. Member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912. Chairman Democratic Territorial Committee, December 1911-October 1912.

Elected first state governor New Mexico, November 7, 1911, term expiring, January 1917. Home: Carrizozo, N.M.

Membership

Member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892. Member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912.

Connections

Married Frances J. McCourt, August 31, 1891.

father:
John M.

mother:
Lydia Marshall (Biggs) M.

spouse:
Frances J. McCourt