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FERNÁNDEZ, Antonio M., a Representative from New Mexico; born in Springer, Colfax County,
N.Mex., January 17, 1902; attended the public schools, and Highlands
University, Las Vegas, N.Mex.; received law training at Cumberland University,
Lebanon, Tenn.; court reporter for the eighth judicial district of New Mexico
1925-1930; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Raton,
Colfax County, N.Mex.; assistant district attorney of the eighth judicial
district in 1933; practiced law in Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1934; served in the
State house of representatives in 1935; chief tax attorney for the State Tax
Commission in 1935 and 1936; first assistant attorney general 1937-1941; member
of the first New Mexico Public Service Commission in 1941 and 1942; elected as
a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and
served from January 3, 1943, until his death; chairman, Committee on Memorials
(Seventy-ninth Congress); had been reelected on November 6, 1956, to the
Eighty-fifth Congress; died in Albuquerque, N.Mex., November 7, 1956; interment
in Rosario Catholic Cemetery, Santa Fe.
BibliographyAntonio Manuel Fernández 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.