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Biographical Sketch of Bernard Shandon Rodey

Rodey was a member of the Territorial senate in 1889; author of the bill creating the University of New Mexico; member of the constitutional convention of New Mexico in 1890; and elected as a Republican to the Fifty‑seventh and Fifty‑eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901‑March 3, 1905).

RODEY, BERNARD SHANDON: Born in County Mayo, Ireland, March 1, 1856; emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1862; attended the public schools at Sherbrooke. Province of Quebec, Canada; studied law in Boston, Mass.; moved to Albuquerque, N. Mex., in 1881; was private secretary to the general manager of the A. & P. Railroad; court stenographer of the second district of New Mexico in 1882; admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Albuquerque; city attorney of Albuquerque in 1887 and 1888; member of the Territorial senate in 1889; author of the bill creating the University of New Mexico; member of the constitutional convention of New Mexico in 1890; elected as a Republican to the Fifty‑seventh and Fifty‑eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901‑March 3, 1905); delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1908; judge of the Federal Court of Porto Rico, 1906‑10; United States attorney for the second division of Alaska, 1910‑13; appointed on March 6, 1912, as special assistant United States attorney, western district of Washington, to assist in the prosecution of coal frauds in Alaska, and served until December 16, 1913; resumed the practice of law; Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N. Mex., March 10, 1927.

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.