MONTOYA, Néstor, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Old Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.Mex., April 14, 1862; attended the common schools, and was graduated from St. Michael’s College, Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1881; began newspaper work in 1889; owned and edited the Spanish paper called “La Bandera Americana”; member of the Territorial house of representatives 1892-1903 and served as speaker in the latter year; member of the Territorial senate in 1905 and 1906; president of the State press association 1908-1923; delegate to the convention that drafted and adopted the State constitution of New Mexico in 1910; regent of the University of New Mexico 1916-1919; member of the Council of National Defense 1917-1919; chairman of the Bernalillo County draft board during the First World War; clerk of Bernalillo County in 1919 and 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1923; interment in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.Mex.
BibliographyGutiérrez, Ezekiel. “Nestor Montoya: Un Hombre Derecho.” La Herencia del Norte, Vol. XXIII (Fall 1999): 20.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present