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Richard C. Dillon Papers

Identifier: AC 063

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the correspondence and miscellaneous materials of Richard C. Dillon, 1927-1935. The bulk of the collection consists of Dillon's official correspondence as Governor of New Mexico, 1927-1930. Subjects discussed are appointments, Republican State politics and various other political issues. Some of these issues are: Bronson M. Cutting's re-election as U.S. Senator, 1934; the political influence of the Ku Klux Klan; David L. Geyer's proposed Homestead Law; W.C. Davidson's and Charles Springer's controversial appointments to the New Mexico Highway Dept.; and the alleged inappropriate spending of state funds by Isabel L. Eckles, New Mexico Superintendent of Public Instruction. Miscellaneous materials include business cards, clippings, addresses, and a small notepad of genealogical information.


  • 1927-1935

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Biographical Note

Richard C. Dillon was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1877. He became a resident of New Mexico in 1889, and served as a Republican State Senator (1924) and as the Governor of the State of New Mexico (1927-1930).


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  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
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Guide to the Richard C. Dillon Papers, 1927-1935
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Finding aid is in English

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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090