Bruce King

American businessman and politician (1924-2009)

Bruce King (April 6, 1924 – November 13, 2009) was an American businessman and politician. He was a three non-consecutive four-year terms as the Governor of New Mexico. King was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the longest-serving governor in New Mexico history, with 12 years of service.

Bruce King
23rd, 25th & 28th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1991 – January 1, 1995
LieutenantCasey Luna
Preceded byGarrey Carruthers
Succeeded byGary Johnson
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 1, 1983
LieutenantRoberto Mondragón
Preceded byJerry Apodaca
Succeeded byToney Anaya
In office
January 1, 1971 – January 1, 1975
LieutenantRoberto Mondragón
Preceded byDavid Cargo
Succeeded byJerry Apodaca
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1924-04-06)April 6, 1924
Stanley, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedNovember 13, 2009(2009-11-13) (aged 85)
Stanley, New Mexico, U.S.
Resting placeStanley Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Alice King (1947–2008, her death)
ChildrenGary King
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1942–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

He died on November 13, 2009 in Stanley, New Mexico of heart failure at the age of 85.[1]

References change

  1. "Former Gov. Bruce King dies". Santa Fe New Mexican. November 13, 2009. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012.