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Antonio JOSEPH

(1846-1910)

JOSEPH, Antonio, a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Taos, N.Mex., August 25, 1846; attended Lux’s Academy in Taos, Bishop Lammy’s School in Santa Fe, N.Mex., Webster College in St. Louis County, Mo., and Bryant and Stratton’s Commercial College, St. Louis, Mo.; engaged in mercantile pursuits; county judge of Taos County, N.Mex., 1878-1880; moved to Ojo Caliente, N.Mex., in 1880; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; served in the Territorial senate 1896-1898, serving as president of that body in 1898; again engaged in the mercantile business; owner of hotels and extensive lands; died in Ojo Caliente, N.Mex., April 19, 1910; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.Mex.

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

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