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MANZANARES, Francisco Antonio (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 Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948, 360 linear feet.
Collection contains two letters that Manzanares sent to the Benjamin Harrison administration.

  • "Francisco Antonio Manzanares" 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.
  • Haines, Helen. History of New Mexico from the Spanish Conquest to the Present Time, 1530-1890. New York: New Mexico Historical Publishing, Co., 1891: 515-519.
  • Meier, Matt S. Mexican-American Biographies: A Historical Dictionary, 1836-1987. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988: 130.