Harold Hurd Chaves County, New Mexico

Harold Hurd, the president of the Roswell Wool and Hide Company, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a course of study in the law department of Columbia University, New York city, from which he was graduated with the class of 1896. He was then admitted to the bar in New York State, where he entered upon the practice of his chosen profession. In 1898, however, he enlisted for service in New York and went to Cuba on the Yankee. In September, 1898, he received an honorable discharge and took up law practice in New York, where he remained until 1899. In February of that year he came to the Territory, going first to Albuquerque, and in February, 1900, came to Roswell and made arrangements whereby he became owner of a ranch devoted to sheep raising.

After conducting it for a time, however, he sold that business and joined in the organization of the Roswell Wool & Hide Company, incorporated. This company is officered by Harold Hurd, president; Clark A. Baker, treasurer; and William A. Bryant, secretary. They are wholesale and retail dealers in coal, hay and grain and shippers of hides, wool and pelts and also agents for the Anheuser-Busch and Pabst Brewing Companies. The company was incorporated February 15, 1905, and has a paid up capital of twenty-five thousand dollars. Mr. Hurd is also vice-president of the Commercial Club and is a business man of enterprise, whose ambition and keen foresight are proving an essential and valuable factor in the management of the business in which he is now engaged.

In January, 1906, Mr. Hurd was admitted, on motion, to the Supreme Court of the Territory.

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

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