Regional
8:59 pm
Sat November 21, 2009

King Funeral

Moriarty, NM – Former president Bill Clinton joined more than 2,000 mourners at a funeral for former Gov. Bruce King, New Mexico's longest serving governor.

Clinton delivered a eulogy Saturday, recalling King as an astute politician with a sharp sense of humor and a common touch.

Clinton called King "my generation's Will Rogers" because of his wit.

King was a farmer and rancher who served three terms as governor over three decades.

He died last week at age 85.

Clinton first met King in 1978 after he first was elected Arkansas governor and King had won his second term.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.