|17th Governor of Arizona|
January 5, 1987 – April 4, 1988
|Preceded by||Bruce Babbitt|
|Succeeded by||Rose Perica Mofford|
|Member of the Arizona Senate|
from the Maricopa County district
Serving with Joe Haldiman Jr.
|Preceded by||Hilliard T. Brooke|
Frank G. Murphy
|Succeeded by||Hilliard T. Brooke|
Paul L. Singer
|Born||May 12, 1924|
Duchesne, Utah, U.S.
|Died||February 21, 2008 (aged 83)|
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|Resting place||National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona|
Florence Lambert (m. 1945)
|Branch/service||U.S. Army Air Forces|
|Years of service||1943–1945|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Evan Mecham (// MEE-kəm; May 12, 1924 – February 21, 2008) was an American businessman and politician. He was the 17th governor of Arizona from January 5, 1987, until his impeachment conviction on April 4, 1988. He was very unpopular in Arizona because many of the things he said were seen as racist and was accused of hiring close friends and family to high state jobs.
Mecham was removed from office following conviction in his impeachment trial on charges of obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds—funds. In his later career, he unsuccessfully ran for governor again and for the United States Senate against John McCain.
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