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John Bemis

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John Bemis
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New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
Former officeholder
In office
March 2011 - April 16, 2013
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$95,986
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 2011
Appointed byGov. Susana Martinez (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy at West Point (1973)
J.D.University of Notre Dame (1984)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Personal
Place of birthSouth Bend, Indiana
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
John Bemis is a former New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources . Bemis was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez in 2011 and served until his retirement on April 16, 2013.[1][2]
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Biography

Bemis grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He attended West Point and served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army for eight years. After leaving the service he earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame.[3]

Bemis has previously been an attorney at the State Land Office. In 2004, he was appointed Assistant Commissioner for oil, gas and minerals, a position he held until December 2010. He practiced law for twenty years, focusing primarily in the field of oil and gas law.[1]

Education

  • JD, University of Notre Dame, 1984
  • Bachelor's, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1973

Political career

New Mexico Secretary of Energy (2011-2013)

Bemis served as New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources from March 2011 until his retirement on April 16, 2013.

Appointments

2011

Bemis was appointed as New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources by Gov. Susana Martinez (R) in March 2011. He was not confirmed by the state Senate until February 2012.[4]

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Preceded by
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New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
2011–2013
Succeeded by
David Martin