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Frank W. Clancy

Frank Willey Clancy (15 January 1852 - 1 September 1928) was Attorney General of New Mexico (1909–1916), as well as Mayor of Albuquerque (1898).

Important Dates

  • 1852: Born 15 January 1852 at Dover, New Hampshire. Son of Michael Albert Clancy and Lydia Ardilla Willey. Brother of Harry Smith Clancy.
  • 1873: LL. B from law school at Columbian University, now George Washington University, in Washington, DC.
  • 1874-1877: Lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 1874: Admitted to bar in New Mexico.
  • 1875-1876: Clerk of District court Second District in Albuquerque.
  • 1877-1879: Lived in East.
  • 1877: Secretary to Assistant Secretary of Treasury, R.C. McCormick.
  • 1877-1879: Secretary to same as U.S. Commissioner-General to Paris Exposition.
  • 1879-1891: Lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 1879: Married Charlotte Jane Cawthorne Swallow on 30 October 1879. She was daughter of Reverend Benjamin Swallow, and was born in London, England.
  • 1879-1883: Clerk of District and Supreme Courts in New Mexico.
  • 1889: Member of New Mexico Constitutional Convention.
  • 1891: President of New Mexico Bar Association.
  • 1892: Moved back to Albuquerque.
  • 1892-1909: Regent at University of New Mexico.
  • 1896: Attorney; lived at 314 N. 6th Street.
  • 1898-1899: Mayor of Albuquerque from April 1898 to April 1899.
  • 1901-1909: District Attorney for Bernalillo County.
  • 1906: Delegate to New Mexico Constitutional Convention.
  • 1909-1916: Attorney General of New Mexico. Lived at 911 W. Copper.
  • 1912: Governor McDonald requested Clancy to determine the boundary between New Mexico and Texas.
  • ????-????: Special Counsel for New Mexico in suits against Colorado and Texas.
  • 1913-1914: President of Territorial Board of Equalization. Lived in Santa Fe.
  • 1923-1924: President of New Mexico Historical Society.
  • 1928: Died 1 September 1928 in Santa Fe.

See also

World Statesmen

Sources, and Further Reading

  • Agnew, Vesta. "Mayors of Albuquerque", New Mexico Genealogist, Volume VII, Number 1 (March 1968), pp. 7.
  • "Attorney General Clancy Passes Away at Home Here", Santa Fe Mew Mexican, 1 September 1928, p. 4.
  • Coan, Charles F. A History of New Mexico. Volume III. Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1925.
  • "Frank W. Clancy: Last of Old Lawyers Who Were Here in 1877". Santa Fe New Mexican, 4 September 1928, pp. 4.
  • History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People. Volume I. New York: Pacific States Publishing, 1907.
  • Keleher, William A. Memoirs, 1892-1969: A New Mexico Item. Santa Fe: Rydal, 1969.
  • "Monument for Glorieta Battle Field". El Palacio, Volume. XV, Number 8 (13 October 1923), pp. 135–136.
  • Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. The Leading Facts of New Mexican History. Volume II and Volume V. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1912, 1917.
  • W, P.A.F. "Necrology: Frank W. Clancy", New Mexico Historical Review, Volume 3, pp. 421–425.
  • Who Was Who in America: A Companion Volume to Who's Who in America. Volume I, 1897-1942: Biographies of the Non-living with Dates of Deaths Appended. Chicago: A.N. Marques, 1943.

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