John C. Peck Chaves County, New Mexico

John C. Peck, whose name appears on the roster of county officials in New Mexico in connection with the position of county assessor of Chaves County, was born in Gonzales County, Texas, February 21, 1870. His education was acquired in the public schools of his native state and in Louisville. Kentucky. After completing the high school course he attended the Southern Business College in Louisville and he entered upon his business career in the employ of the Littlefield Cattle Company on the L. F. D. ranch in 1892. A few months later he came to Roswell, where he has since remained. He was chief deputy sheriff under William Atkinson from 1893 until 1895 and also under Sheriff Haynes for two years. From 1897 until 1899 he was engaged in the stock business and on the 1st of January of the latter year he entered upon the duties of the office of county assessor, to which he was elected on the Democratic ticket. He is still interested in the stock business, carefully managing his affairs in this connection and enjoying thereby some of the success which has made the stock industry a leading source of income to the Territory.

Fraternally he is connected with Roswell Rio Hondo Commandery No. 6, K. T., having thus taken the highest degree in York Masonry.

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

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