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Richard C. Dillon Collection

Identifier: AC 601

Scope and Content

Collection contains material related to his political activities, and personal correspondence with his children. There is a small amount of school-related material from his daughter, Florence, who was a teacher.


  • 1906-1970
  • Majority of material found in 1920s-1940s

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Richard C. Dillon (1877- 1966) Governor of New Mexico (1927-1930) Richard C. Dillon was born in St. Louis in 1877 and moved to New Mexico with his family. He became associated with G. W. Bond Co. in Encino, NM and was a sheep rancher in the Encino area. He served as State Senator in 1925 and was elected Governor in 1927 and 1929 on the Republican ticket. He continued his activity with the Republican Party and attended the National Convention in 1940. He was married to J. Maurine Williams in 1904. They had five children, Florence, Virginia, Richard Kenneth, Bette Joe, and Maurice Malcolm. Dillon died in 1966 near Encino, NM.


2.5 Linear Feet

Finding Aid of the Richard C. Dillon Collection, 1906-1970
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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