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MONTOYA, Néstor, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Old Albuquerque,
Bernalillo County, N.Mex., April 14, 1862; attended the common schools, and was
graduated from St. Michaels College, Santa Fe, N.Mex., in 1881; began
newspaper work in 1889; owned and edited the Spanish paper called La bandera
americana; member of the Territorial house of representatives 1892-1903 and
served as speaker in the latter year; member of the Territorial senate in 1905
and 1906; president of the State press association 1908-1923; delegate to the
convention that drafted and adopted the State constitution of New Mexico in
1910; regent of the University of New Mexico 1916-1919; member of the Council
of National Defense 1917-1919; chairman of the Bernalillo County draft board
during the First World War; clerk of Bernalillo County in 1919 and 1920;
elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from March 4,
1921, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1923; interment in Santa
Barbara Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.Mex.
BibliographyNéstor Montoya 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.