A. M. Robertson Chaves County, New Mexico

Among those who have attained distinctive prestige in the business life of Chaves County is A. M. Robertson, who is now serving as the Roswell agent for the Continental Oil Company. On his arrival in New Mexico in 1880 he engaged in mining at White Oaks, where for three years he prospected for gold, and from that time until 1885 he followed the search for the precious metal in Dona Ana County, near Las Cruces. He then came to Lincoln County, and from 1885 to 1888 served as its efficient deputy sheriff. In February, 1889. Mr. Robertson took up his abode in the city of Roswell, and in company with G. A. Richardson embarked in the lumber business, they conducting the first yard established in the valley, but in 1897 the firm dissolved partnership and Mr. Robertson afterward conducted the business alone for two years. He then turned his attention to the transfer business, becoming agent for the Continental Oil Company, in which position he has ever since continued, discharging the duties devolving upon him to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

For four years he served as a commissioner of Chaves County, and in both his business and official record he has been true to the trusts reposed in him and has shown himself worthy of the public regard.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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