Bruce King

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Bruce King
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23rd, 25th & 28th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1991 – January 1, 1995
LieutenantCasey Luna
Preceded byGarrey Carruthers
Succeeded byGary Johnson
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 1, 1983
LieutenantRoberto Mondragón
Preceded byJerry Apodaca
Succeeded byToney Anaya
In office
January 1, 1971 – January 1, 1975
LieutenantRoberto Mondragón
Preceded byDavid Cargo
Succeeded byJerry Apodaca
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
In office
1959–1970
Personal details
Born(1924-04-06)April 6, 1924
Stanley, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedNovember 13, 2009(2009-11-13) (aged 85)
Stanley, New Mexico, U.S.
Resting placeStanley Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Alice King (1947–2008, her death)
ChildrenGary King
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
ProfessionBusinessman
politician
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1942–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Bruce King (April 6, 1924 – November 13, 2009) was an American businessman and politician. He was a three non-consecutive four-year terms as the Governor of New Mexico. King was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the longest-serving governor in New Mexico history, with 12 years of service.

He died on November 13, 2009 in Stanley, New Mexico of heart failure at the age of 85.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Gov. Bruce King dies". Santa Fe New Mexican. November 13, 2009. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012.