Beatrice Roach Gottlieb

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Beatrice Roach Gottlieb
11th New Mexico Secretary of State
In office
GovernorEdwin L. Mechem
Preceded byAlicia Valdez Romero
Succeeded byNatalie Smith Buck
Personal details
BornApril 15, 1919
Mountainair, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedOctober 8, 2011(2011-10-08) (aged 92)
Political partyDemocratic

Beatrice Roach Gottlieb (April 15, 1919 – October 8, 2011) was an American politician who served as the Secretary of State of New Mexico from 1951 to 1954.

She was raised in Mountainair, New Mexico.[1] In 1950, she declared her candidacy for the office of secretary of state. Then known as Beatrice Bassett Roach,[2] she first took office at the age of 32, and was the youngest person in the United States to serve as a secretary of state at the time.[3] Gottlieb's second term ended in 1954, and she was succeeded by Natalie Smith Buck. Gottlieb ran for a third term in 1957, but lost to Betty Fiorina.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of New Mexico
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Rodriguez, Juan Carlos (October 27, 2011). "Gottlieb: Former Secretary of State and Mountainair Native Dies at 92". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "[Unreadable title]". Santa Fe New Mexican. No. November 20, 1957. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Trimmer, Maurice (January 11, 1959). "Burroughs' Office Staff Knows Politics". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved December 28, 2017.