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Biography of Nestor Montoya

MONTOYA, NESTOR: Born in Old Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N. Mex., April 14, 1862; attended the common schools, and was graduated from St. Michael’s College, Santa Fe, N. Mex., in 1881; began newspaper work in 1889; owned and edited the Spanish paper called “La Bandera Americana” (the American Flag); 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 1908‑23; delegate to the convention that drafted arid adopted the State constitution of New Mexico in 1910; regent of the University of New Mexico 1916‑19; member of the Council of National Defense 1917‑19; chairman of the Bernalillo County draft board during the 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.

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

History Files, Box Serial # 9269

New Mexico, Land of Enchantment Presented by Mr. Hatch. 77th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document 91, July 24, 1941. Washington, D.C., 1941.