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Biographical Sketch of Benigno Hernandez

Biography of Benigno Hernandez.

HERNANDEZ, BENIGNO CARDENAS: Born in Taos, N. Mex., February 13, 1862; attended common and private schools; clerk in a general merchandise establishment in Taos County from 1880 to 1889; engaged in the general merchandising and stock‑raising business; moved to Lumberton in 1896 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; probate clerk and ex officio recorder of deeds for Rio Arriba County 1900‑04; moved to Tierra Amarilla in 1901; sheriff of Rio Arriba County 1904‑06; county treasurer and ex officio collector of taxes from 1908 until 1912; delegate to every State Republican convention since 1908; receiver of the land office at Santa Fe, N. Mex., in 1912 and 1913, when he resigned; again engaged in mercantile pursuits and stock raising; delegate to the Republican National Conventions at Chicago in 1912 and 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty‑fourth Congress (March 4, 1915‑March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty‑fifth Congress; elected to the Sixty‑sixth Congress (March 4, 1919‑March 3, 1921); appointed collector of internal revenue for the district of New Mexico by President Harding on April 22, 1921, and served until 1933. Now resides at Albuquerque, N. Mex.

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.