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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.
BibliographyTranquilino 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.