Hal H. Major Otero County, New Mexico

Hal H. Major, probate clerk of Otero County and a resident of Alamogordo, is a native of Pennsylvania. He remained in that state until the summer of 1899, his attention being given to railroads. He then came to New Mexico and was in the employ of the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad Company until July 1, 1904, being first employed in the auditing department, while later he became general storekeeper. Eventually, however, he resigned and entered upon the real estate business. In 1905 he homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres of land, a half mile north of Alamogordo, and is now irrigating it by means of wells. He is making his home thereon, giving his time and attention to the improvement of the property, which he intends to devote to the raising of fruits. He has a wife and two children.

In his political affiliation Mr. Major is a stalwart Republican, and his personal popularity is indicated by the fact that, in the fall of 1904, he was elected probate clerk in a strong Democratic County. Progress and patriotism may well be termed the keynote of his character, a fact which indicates that no mistake has been made in selecting him for office. He is a prominent Mason, belonging to Sacramento Lodge No. 24, A. F. & A. M., and he has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, and is also a member of the Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Albuquerque.

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

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