Clyde Tingley

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Clyde Tingley (1940)

Clyde K. Tingley (born January 5, 1882 in London , Ohio , †  December 25, 1960 in Albuquerque , New Mexico ) was an American politician and from 1935 to 1939 the eleventh governor of the state of New Mexico.

Early years and political advancement

Clyde Tingley attended local schools in his homeland in Ohio. After finishing school he worked there as a farmer. Because his wife had tuberculosis , the family decided in 1910 to move to New Mexico because of the better climate.

Tingley saw the end of New Mexico territory and the emergence of the new state of New Mexico. He became interested in politics and joined the Democratic Party . Between 1912 and 1920 he was a member of the Albuquerque City Council. In 1925 and 1926 he was superintendent of the State Highway Department in the Albuquerque district. In 1928, 1932 and 1936 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions . Because of his wife's illness, he developed a special interest in health care and patient care. The children were particularly close to his heart. In 1934, Tingley was nominated by his party for that year's gubernatorial election. After he was elected on November 6, 1934 with 52:48 percent of the vote against the Republican Jaffa Miller, he was able to take up his new office on January 1, 1935.

Governor of New Mexico

After his re-election in 1936, he was able to remain in office until January 1, 1939. During his tenure, several new hospitals were built, one of them exclusively for children with tuberculosis. It was then that the New Mexico State Police were officially established. Oil was discovered in the southeast of the country and the development of the oil fields began. The highway between Santa Fe and Mexico City has reopened and a New Mexico Relief and Security Authority has been set up to deal with the effects of the economic crisis . The country also benefited from the New Deal policy of the federal government under President Franklin D. Roosevelt . But it was precisely on this issue that the New Mexico Democratic Party was divided. One wing supported the president's policies and another was in opposition.

Between 1940 and 1953 he was Chairman of the Executive Council of the City of Albuquerque, which was equivalent to the office of Mayor. Clyde Tingley died on Christmas Day 1960. He was married to Carrie Wooster.

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