Jerry Apodaca

American politician

Raymond S. "Jerry" Apodaca (born October 3, 1934) is an American politician. He served as the 24th Governor of New Mexico from 1975 through 1979.

Jerry Apodaca
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Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
In office
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byJames A. Lovell
Succeeded byAl McGuire
24th Governor of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1975 – January 1, 1979
LieutenantRobert E. Ferguson
Preceded byBruce King
Succeeded byBruce King
Member of the New Mexico Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1934-10-03) October 3, 1934 (age 85)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Clara Apodaca
ProfessionInsurance Businessman
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps

Apodaca graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1956 with a bachelor of science degree,[1] he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.[2] Apodaca would later enter the insurance business.


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