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President Millard Fillmore's nomination of James S. Calhoun to be the first Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, December 23, 1850

President Millard Fillmore's nomination of James S. Calhoun to be the first Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, December 23, 1850

Congress created the Territory of New Mexico—which included present-day Arizona—on September 9, 1850 as part of the Compromise of 1850. On December 23, 1850 President Millard Fillmore nominated James S. Calhoun to be the new territory's first Governor.

RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate

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