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Tom Bolack

AKA Thomas Felix Bolack

Born: 18-May-1918
Birthplace: Cowley County, KS
Died: 20-May-1998
Location of death: Farmington, NM [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered with fireworks)

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New Mexico, 1962-63

Oilman, rancher, and owner of the Albuquerque Dukes baseball team. He served as Governor of New Mexico for thirty-two days. On July 4th, 1999, the late Governor's ashes were distributed using 16 special aerial fireworks, to fulfill his last wish of having his ashes scattered on his ranch. On the ranch, the Bolacks run two museums, one oriented towards taxidermied wildlife and also the Bolack Mechanical and Electrical Museum, the latter stretching the definition of what might be considered a museum.


[1] San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, NM.

Wife: Alice Schwerdtfeger (three children)
Son: Tommy Bolack (rancher, museum curator)

    Governor of New Mexico (acting, 30-Nov-1962 to 1-Jan-1963)
    Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (1960-62)
    US Official US Assay Commission (1958-59)
    New Mexico State House of Representatives (1956-58)
    Mayor of Farmington, NM (1952-53)
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Stroke 1985 (debilitating)


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