Jerry Apodaca

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Jerry Apodaca
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Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
In office
1978–1980
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byJames A. Lovell
Succeeded byAl McGuire
24th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1975 – January 1, 1979
LieutenantRobert E. Ferguson
Preceded byBruce King
Succeeded byBruce King
Member of the New Mexico Senate
In office
1966-1974
Personal details
Born (1934-10-03) October 3, 1934 (age 87)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Clara Apodaca
ProfessionInsurance Businessman
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
UnitReserves

Raymond S. "Jerry" Apodaca (born October 3, 1934) is an American politician. He served as the 24th Governor of New Mexico from 1975 through 1979.[1]

Apodaca graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1956 with a bachelor of science degree, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Apodaca would later enter the insurance business.[source?]

Honours and awards[change | change source]

The New Mexico Department of Education, which was previously was known simply as the Education Building, was later renamed Jerry Apodaca Building to honor the former governor in 2004.

Known for his reorganization of state government, President Jimmy Carter named him the chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness in 1978.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jerry Apodaca". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  2. "Green Energy Project - Jerry Apodaca Building". www.generalservices.state.nm.us. Retrieved 2020-06-09.

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