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Benjamin F. Pankey

BENJAMIN F. PANKEY, stock raiser, (Rep.) delegate Santa Fe Co., b. Harrisburg, Ill., Aug. 16, 1861, of French parentage; educ. pub schools Harrisburg; married Jan., 1880; has family five grown daughters and one son (Dana, aged 11 years); removed to Topeka, Kan., 1882 and engaged in ranching and cattle raising; 1901 successfully engaged in telephone bus in Topeka, opposing Bell system; 1907 sold telephone interests and purchased 10,000-acre ranch near Emporia, Kansas, and 81,000-acre ranch near Santa Fe, N. M., removing to New Mexico short time later; has voted Rep. ticket for past 20 years; in campaign for election to convention received 95 percent of votes cast in 6 precincts in his section of county; now engaged in cattle and sheep business on large scale; mem. New Mex. cattle sanitary board; elected Nov. 7, 1911 as mem. first state senate from 10th dist., mem. 32nd Mason, Knight Templar, Elks. Address: Lamy, N. M.


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