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David Francis Cargo
Birth: Jan. 13, 1929
Dowagiac
Cass County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 2013
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

New Mexico Governor. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 22nd Governor of the State of New Mexico from 1967 until 1971. After serving with the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War, he enrolled at the University of Michigan from where he attained his degree in Law. He launched his political career as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives in 1962 and during his governorship, Cargo prioritized efforts regarding environmental causes. His administration played a major role in the establishment of future legislation toward protecting the environment and tougher laws to combat pollution. He died of complications from a stroke. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 21-498
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 05, 2013
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David Francis Cargo
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014

- snm
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
I remember Governor Cargo reflecting on his role in establishing the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad... I also remember him telling me about a famous New Mexico politician who wondered why Cargo had a stuffed chicken in the Governor's office. Turns out it was ...(Read more)
- Merritt Youngdeer
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
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