|Andrew W. Hockenhull|
|10th Governor of New Mexico|
September 25, 1933 – January 1, 1935
|Preceded by||Arthur Seligman|
|Succeeded by||Clyde Tingley|
|8th Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico|
January 1, 1931 – September 25, 1933
|Preceded by||Hugh B. Woodward|
|Succeeded by||Louis Cabeza de Baca|
January 16, 1877|
near Bolivar, Missouri
|Died||June 20, 1974
Clovis, New Mexico
Hockenhull was born in rural Missouri, near Boliver. He attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1897, and studied law at the University of Texas at Austin. Hockenhull married Maine Drake at Bolivar, Mo. on November 20, 1901. They had three daughters, Gertrude, Virginia, and Helen.
Hockenhull moved to New Mexico Territory in 1908 and homesteaded near Tucumcari, in Quay County. In 1909 he moved to Clovis and began practicing law there in 1909. He also served as assistant district attorney (1912–1916), and city attorney for six years. During the Great War (World War I) he served as a member of the Lawyers Committee and the Council of Defense. A lawyer and banker, he had extensive agricultural interests throughout Curry County. A Democrat, Hockenhull was elected lieutenant governor of New Mexico in 1930 and was re-elected in 1932. He became governor upon the death of Governor Arthur Seligman in September, 1933, and completed the term  on December 31, 1934.
He is the second lieutenant governor of New Mexico to assume the governor's office due to the death of the sitting governor. He also holds the title of the longest surviving former-governor of New Mexico, living 97 years, and 40 years beyond the expiration of his term.
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