L. Bradford Prince
|14th Governor of New Mexico Territory|
April 17, 1889 – April 20, 1893
|Appointed by||Benjamin Harrison|
|Preceded by||Edmund G. Ross|
|Succeeded by||William Taylor Thornton|
|Chief Justice of New Mexico Supreme Court|
|New York State Senator 1st District|
|Born||July 3, 1840|
Flushing, New York
|Died||December 22, 1922 (aged 82)|
Flushing, New York
|Resting place||Flushing Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
LeBaron Bradford Prince (July 3, 1840 – December 22, 1922) was the 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1889 to 1893.
Prince was born on July 3, 1840, in Flushing, Queens, New York. His parents were horticulturist William Robert Prince and his wife, Charlotte Goodwin (Collins) Prince. Young Prince started his career working in nurseries run by his father and brother. The nurseries were sold at the end of the Civil War, and he studied law at Columbia University, where he received an LL.B. in 1866.
He was a delegate to Republican National Convention from New York in 1868. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Queens Co., 1st D.) in 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874 and 1875. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) in 1876 and 1877.
In the Republican National Convention of 1876, he was among those who supported Rutherford B. Hayes over Roscoe Conkling. This resulted him being given the opportunity to be governor of the Territory of Idaho. He passed on this option, but later became a chief justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court in 1878. He held that position till 1882. In 1883, he became president of the New Mexico Historical Society.
President Benjamin Harrison appointed Prince to be Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1889 to 1893. During this time, he and his wife Mary resided in the Palace of the Governors and held social functions there.
He was a member of New Mexico Territorial Council in 1909 and a delegate to the New Mexico State Constitutional Convention of 1911.
He was a member of the New Mexico Horticultural Society, the Society for the Preservation of Spanish Antiquities, the New Mexico Archaeological Society, the Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution, the Society of Colonial Wars and the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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L. Bradford Prince
- E Pluribus Unum: The Articles of Confederation vs. the Constitution (1867)
- The General Laws of New Mexico (1880)
- A Nation or a League (1880)
- Historical Sketches of New Mexico (1883)
- The American Church and Its Name (1887)
- The Money Problem (1896)
- The Stone Lions of Cochiti (1903)
- Old Fort Marcy (1911)
- A Concise History of New Mexico (1912)
- The Student's History of New Mexico (1913)
- Spanish Mission Churches of New Mexico (1915)
- Abraham Lincoln, the Man (1917)
- Paul Alfred Francis Walter (1935). "Prince, LeBaron Bradford". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
- Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- Poldervaart, Arie (1948). Black-robed justice : A history of the administration of justice in New Mexico from the American occupation in 1846 until statehood in 1912. Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico. p. 118.
- Prince, L. Bradford (1977). Spanish Mission Churches of New Mexico. Glorieta, N.M: Rio Grande Press. p. 12. ISBN 0873801261.
- "Index to Politicians: Prince". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
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