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John Burroughs

Born: Apr 7, 1907

Death: May 21, 1978

Birthplace: Robert Lee

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

John Burroughs

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1907
Date of Death : May 21, 1978
Birth Place : Robert Lee

John Burroughs was a New Mexican businessman and the 18th Governor of New Mexico. Burroughs, a Democratic served only one-term and is remembered for honest government and introduction of the concept of a state Personnel Act to improve the quality of state workers and limit somewhat the effect of political patronage. Burroughs attended Texas Technological College where he played on the football team and was a member of the Agg Club, Tech Chamber of Commerce, stock judging team, and student council. He graduated in 1929 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry, and later took some graduate courses at Colorado State University. He obtained his teaching certificate and, after several years of teaching agriculture in the New Mexico cities of Los Lunas and Clovis, went to work for an oil company located in the latter. In 1942 he entered the food processing industry. Eventually, he founded the "Cotton Oil Mill and Peanut Mill Company", which had branches in San Antonio, Texas, and Portales, New Mexico. His Texas plant made peanut butter.

Profession


  • Businessperson

Spouse


  • Jean Mitchell
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