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Francisco Antonio MANZANARES

(1843-1904)

MANZANARES, Francisco Antonio, a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Abiquiu, N.Mex., January 25, 1843; early training was in Spanish; commenced the study of the English language and attended St. Louis (Mo.) University in 1863 and 1864; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Las Vegas in 1866; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Tranquilino Luna to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 5, 1884, to March 3, 1885; was not a candidate for reelection in 1884; engaged in the wholesale grocery business; member of the board of county commissioners in 1896 and 1897; died in Las Vegas, N.Mex., September 17, 1904; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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