Alice M. King

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Alice King
First Lady of New Mexico
In office
January 1, 1991 – January 1, 1995
GovernorBruce King
Preceded byKathy Carruthers
Succeeded byDee Johnson
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 1, 1983
GovernorBruce King
Preceded byClara Apodaca
Succeeded byElaine Anaya
In office
January 1, 1971 – January 1, 1975
GovernorBruce King
Preceded byIda Jo Anaya Cargo
Succeeded byClara Apodaca
Personal details
Alice Marie Martin

(1930-05-13)May 13, 1930
Moriarty, New Mexico
DiedDecember 7, 2008(2008-12-07) (aged 78)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Resting placeStanley Cemetery
Stanley, New Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1947)
ChildrenBill King
Gary King
ResidenceStanley, New Mexico

Alice Marie Martin King (May 13, 1930 – December 7, 2008) was an American children's rights advocate and former First Lady of New Mexico as the wife of three-term Governor Bruce King. The longest-serving first lady in New Mexico's history, Alice King helped to create the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, a cabinet-level state agency, and modernize the New Mexico's Children's Code, a series of laws designed to protect at-risk children and regulate the juvenile justice system.[1][2] King also established the first official Office of the First Lady in 1990s, with offices in the New Mexico State Capitol.[1] She became the first woman to be inducted into the New Mexico Women's Hall of Fame.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Nash, Kate (2008-12-07). "Alice King, 1930-2008: Former first lady said children were her legacy". Santa Fe New Mexican. Archived from the original on 2023-07-31. Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  2. ^ a b "Thousands Expected For Alice King Funeral Thursday". KOAT-TV. 2008-12-11. Archived from the original on 2021-06-17. Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  3. ^ "Alice Martin King Papers". New Mexico Archives. Archived from the original on 2023-01-26. Retrieved 2023-07-31.