E. Lee Francis

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Born of mixed Laguna Pueblo, Scottish, and Lebanese heritage, Francis served as New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor between 1967 and 1971 during the administration of Governor David Cargo. Due to a constitutional stipulation that requires the Lieutenant Governor to take charge of affairs when the Governor is not physically present in the state, Francis had to address the manhunt for Reies López Tijerina and other Aliancistas following the courthouse raid in early June 1967.