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Tranquilino LUNA

(1849-1892)

LUNA, Tranquilino, a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Los Lunas, Valencia County, N.Mex., February 25, 1849; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia; engaged extensively in stock raising; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1883, until March 5, 1884, when he was succeeded by Francisco A. Manzanares, who contested his election; sheriff of Valencia County 1888-1892; died in Peralta, Valencia County, N.Mex., November 20, 1892; interment in Los Lunas Cemetery, Los Lunas, N.Mex.

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

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