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Andrew Hutchins Hudspeth Letters

Identifier: MSS-41-SC

Scope and Content

This collection contains eight letters written to Hudspeth between 1902 and 1913. The letters are generally political in nature, mainly centered on the Democratic Central Committee and the presidential campaign of Woodrow Wilson. Letters are from George A. Chamberlain, Arthur Seligman, J.S. Lea and others.


  • 1902-1913


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Biographical Information

Andrew Hutchins Hudspeth was born on Oct. 23, 1874 in Wolfe City, Texas. His parents were John Hutchins Hudspeth and Emily S. Rose Hudspeth. He attended public school, graduated from Business College in Greenville, Texas in 1890, and then took law courses at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. Hudspeth moved to Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1895, was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in 1897, and practiced law in Carrizozo. In 1902, he moved to White Oaks, N.M. where he entered partnership in law with Judge John Y. Hewett.

Hudspeth served in the New Mexico Territorial Legislature for one term in 1907. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 1908 and a member of the New Mexico Constitutional Convention in 1910. Serving as State Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee in 1912, Hudspeth conducted the first presidential campaign in New Mexico, on behalf of Woodrow Wilson. Hudspeth also served as U.S. Marshal, 1913-1920; Associate Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, 1931-1936; Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, 1937-1945.


1 folder (8 items)

Related Material

James Lee Lawson Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Colville, Derek. "Notes and Documents." New Mexico Historical Review. Vol. 33 (1958): 245-246.
  • Peterson, C. S. Representative New Mexicans: The National Reference Book ofthe New State Containing Photographs and Biographies of over Four Hundred Men Residents ofNew Mexico.Denver, Colo.: C. S. Peterson, 1912.
  • The Historical Encyclopedia of New Mexico. Ellis Arthur Davis, editor. Albuquerque: New Mexico Historical Association, 1945.
  • Who's Who in New Mexico.Albuquerque: The AbouslemanCompany, 1937.
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131