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 George Curry

George Curry

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death 27 Nov 1947 (aged 86)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 7089995 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, New Mexico Governor. Born on a plantation, near Bayou Sara, Louisiana, he moved to the Territory of New Mexico in 1879 and worked on a cattle ranch until 1881. He engaged in the mercantile and stock business, was deputy treasurer of Lincoln County, (1886-87), county clerk in 1888, county assessor in 1890, County Sheriff in 1892 and was a member of the Territorial State Senate, (1894-96). During the Spanish-American War, she served as a Captain in Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, the 1st Volunteer Cavalry. After the war, he was Sheriff of Otero County New Mexico, when he resigned to join the 11th Volunteer Cavalry, as provost marshal and provost judge, in the Philippine Islands, (1899-1901). He also was Governor of the Province of Camarines, Philippine Islands, in 1901, chief of police of the City of Manila, 1901, Governor of the Province of Isabela, (1903-1905) and was Governor of the Province of Samar, (1905-07), when he resigned. Returning to America, he was elected Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, serving (1907-11). Upon the admission of New Mexico as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress, serving (1912-13). Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in the hotel business, was a private secretary to US Senator Holm O. Bursum of New Mexico, (1921-22) and was a member of the International Boundary Commission, (1922-27). He then moved to a ranch near Cutter, New Mexico and was a State historian until his death at age 86 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7089995
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Curry (3 Apr 1861–27 Nov 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7089995, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .