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Biographical Sketch of Francisco Perea

Perea served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Baltimore in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Thirty‑eighth Congress (March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1865).

PEREA, FRANCISCO: Born in Padillas, N. Mex. (then in the Republic of Mexico), January 9, 1830; attended a select school at Santa Fe 183739, the Jesuit College, St. Louis, Mo., 1843‑45, and received collegiate training in New York City, 1847‑49; from 1850 to 1864 was engaged in stock raising and commercial pursuits and in carrying merchandise from St. Louis and Independence, Mo., to points in Mexico; moved large numbers of sheep to California during the gold rush and again in 1860; member of the Territorial council in 1858, 1866, and 1884; during the Civil War served as lieutenant colonel of Perea’s battalion in 1861 and 1862; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Baltimore in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Thirty‑eighth Congress (March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1865); moved from Bernalillo to Jemez Springs, Sandoval County, N. Mex., in 1881; proprietor of the springs and a hotel; postmaster of Jemez Springs 1894‑1905; moved to Albuquerque, N. Mex., in 1906; died at Albuquerque May 21, 1913.

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.