Arthur Seligman attended until 1887 Southmore College Preparatory School in Pennsylvania and after then a trade school (Pierce College of Business ) in Philadelphia. Then he made a significant career in the business world. He was engaged in both trading and banking. Over the years he has been Chairman of several companies.
Seligman was a member of the Democratic Party. Since 1906, he was politically active in present-day state of New Mexico. This year he was a member of the Equality Committee ( Board of Equalization ) of the New Mexico Territory for two years. Between 1910 and 1912 he was mayor of Santa Fe and between 1910 and 1920 and Chairman of the District Council in Santa Fe County. At the same time he was also in several other district committees. In the years 1916, 1920, 1924 and 1932 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions. From 1920 to 1930 he was also at the Democratic National Committee.
Governor of New Mexico
On November 4, 1930 Seligman was elected with 53:47 percent of the vote to Republican Clarence M. Botts as governor of his state. He took office on January 1, 1931. During his tenure, the Historical Society of the State was better financed. It was also made increasing advertising for tourism. Given the ongoing economic crisis, government spending has been cut. In 1932, Seligman was elected to a second term. He died in September 1933. Seligman Arthur was married to Frankie E. Harris.