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PEREA, Pedro, (cousin of Francisco Perea and José Francisco
a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Bernalillo,
Sandoval County, N.Mex., April 22, 1852; attended St. Michaels College, Santa
Fe, N.Mex., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and was graduated from the
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1871; principally engaged in
agricultural pursuits and sheep raising; president of the First National Bank
of Santa Fe 1890-1894; member of the council of the New Mexico Legislature in
1889, 1891, and 1895; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896;
elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3,
1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1901; engaged in banking and
also interested in stock raising; appointed Territorial insurance commissioner
in 1906 and served until his death in Bernalillo, N.Mex., January 11, 1906;
interment in Bernalillo Cemetery.
BibliographyPedro Perea 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.