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Arthur Seligman was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 14, 1873, the son of Bernard and Frances Seligman. He married Frankie E. Harris of Cleveland, Ohio, on July 4, 1896. He died while he was Governor of New Mexico in September 1933.
Seligman entered the mercantile business in Santa Fe.
He held the following corporation positions:
- President of Seligman Bros., 1903-1926;
- President of La Fonda Building Corp., 1920-1926;
- President of the First National Bank, 1924;
- Director of Northern New Mexico Loan Association.
A Democrat, he also held numerous public offices including:
- Mayor of Santa Fe;
- member of the Board of Equalization of New Mexico;
- Chairman of Santa Fe County Commission;
- member of board of Irrigation Commission;
- President of Educational Service Commission;
- Chairman of Democratic County Central Committee for six years; chairman of City Control Committee for eight years;
- Chairman of Territorial Democratic Committee (1895-1911);
- Chairman of Democratic State Committee (1912-1922);
- delegate to Democratic National Committee (1920-1933);
- Governor of New Mexico, elected in 1930, and re-elected in 1932
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