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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.
BibliographyFrancisco 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.