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In Memoriam: Stanley Crawford

Stanley CrawfordIt is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Stanley Crawford, a cherished member of the New Mexico Legal Aid Board. Stanley’s dedication, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to justice were pillars that shaped our organization. His profound impact extended far beyond board meetings, influencing the very fabric of our mission to provide legal aid to those in need.

Educated at the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne, Stanley was the author of impactful novels, including Travel Notes (1967), The Log of the S.S., The Mrs Unguentine (1972), Some Instructions (1978), and Petroleum Man (2005). His literary contributions extended to nonfiction with notable works such as A Garlic Testament (1992), a biography chronicling life on his farm in Dixon, New Mexico. Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico (1988) earned him the prestigious 1988 Western States Book Award for Creative Non-fiction.

In 1970, Stanley moved to Dixon, New Mexico, where he owned El Bosque, a garlic farm that became a testament to sustainable agriculture. He also served as the President of the Santa Fe Area Farmers’ Market, leaving an indelible mark on the local farming community.

Stanley Crawford’s legacy, both in literature and advocacy, will forever be interwoven with the fabric of New Mexico Legal Aid. As we honor his memory, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May his contributions continue to inspire us in the pursuit of justice.

Click here to read his full obituary and more about Stanley’s impactful life. 

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