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Wesley Bolin

AKA Harvey Wesley Bolin

Born: 1-Jul-1909
Birthplace: Butler, MO
Died: 4-Mar-1978
Location of death: Phoenix, AZ
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arizona State Capitol Grounds, Phoenix, AZ

Gender: Male
Religion: Congregationalist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Arizona, 1977-78

Longtime Arizona Secretary of State, elected continuously every two years. Bolin assumed governorship of Arizona upon the appointment of Raul H. Castro to the ambassadorship of Argentina. He died after a short time in office, succeeded by Bruce Babbitt. The seat of Arizona's government, Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix, is named for him.

    High School: Phoenix Union High School
    University: Phoenix College

    Governor of Arizona (20-Oct-1977 to 4-Mar-1978, died in office)
    Arizona Secretary of State (1949-77)
    Boy Scouts of America
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Jaycees
    Kiwanis Club
    Loyal Order of Moose


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