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FERNÁNDEZ, Antonio Manuel

(1902—1956)


FERNÁNDEZ, Antonio Manuel, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Springer, Colfax County, N.Mex., January 17, 1902; attended the public schools, and Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.Mex.; received law training at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; court reporter for the eighth judicial district of New Mexico 1925-1930; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Raton, Colfax County, N.Mex.; assistant district attorney of the eighth judicial district in 1933; practiced law in Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1934; served in the State house of representatives in 1935; chief tax attorney for the State Tax Commission in 1935 and 1936; first assistant attorney general 1937-1941; member of the first New Mexico Public Service Commission in 1941 and 1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death; chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-ninth Congress); had been reelected on November 6, 1956, to the Eighty-fifth Congress; died in Albuquerque, N.Mex., November 7, 1956; interment in Rosario Catholic Cemetery, Santa Fe.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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