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Jack M. Campbell Speeches

Identifier: MSS-470-BC

Scope and Content

Typescripts of 45 speeches of Jack M. Campbell, Governor of New Mexico, 1963-1966. Topics covered include education, economic growth and conservation in New Mexico. Also in the collection are annotated speaker's copies of some of the speeches and two speeches by Campbell delivered as Chairman of the Institute on State Programming for the 70s, 1967-68.


  • 1963-1968

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Jack M. Campbell, Governor of New Mexico, 1963-1966, was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on September 10, 1916. Educated at Washburn College, Kansas, he received his BA in 1938 and LLB in 1940. Campbell came to New Mexico to practice law in 1940, became a special agent of the FBI in 1941, and served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific 1942-1945.

Campbell practiced law in New Mexico almost continuously from 1946 to the present, while serving the state and the nation in several other capacities. He was executive secretary of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, 1946-47, president of the New Mexico Taxpayers Association, 1949-54, a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, 1955-62 and Speaker of the House, 1961-62. He also served on the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1967-1971, the Institute for Social Research and Development at the University of New Mexico, 1969-72 and the National Space Applications Board, 1973-78.

Campbell was a popular and progressive governor. His two terms were characterized by his promotion of quality education at all levels as the key to New Mexico's future. He promoted scientific research, outdoor recreation and tourism as New Mexico's economic strengths. Campbell was also an active supporter of the call to change the encumbered and outdated state constitution. He persuaded the legislature to establish the Constitutional Revision Commission which led to the Constitutional Convention of 1969.


1 box (.35 cu. ft.)

Related Material

Governor Jack M. Campbell Papers. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Governor Jack M. Campbell Speeches. Archives and Special Collections. New Mexico State University Library. Los Cruces, New Mexico.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Campbell, Jack M. Education Explosion; address by Governor Jack M. Campbell, College of Santa Fe, December 9, 1965. [Santa Fe, N.M., 1965].
  • Campbell, Jack M. Selected Addresses of Governor Jack M. Campbell, State of New Mexico, 1963-1966. [Santa Fe, N.M.: s.n., 1966].
  • Campbell, Jack M. [Speeches, 1967-1969] [Chapel Hill]: Institute on State Programming for the 70s, [1969].
Finding aid of the Jack M. Campbell Speeches, 1963-1968
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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