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LUNA, Tranquilino (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.

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: In the Nicolas T. Armijo Family papers, 1865-1947, 1.83 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Luna.

  • Coan, Charles F. A History of New Mexico. Three Volumes. Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, Inc., 1925.
  • "Tranquilino Luna" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.