Twitchell was very active in local Santa Fe politics and government. From 1889 to 1892 he was district attorney for New Mexico's First Judicial District. In 1893 he served as mayor of the city of Santa Fe and afterwards was district attorney for Santa Fe County. He was special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General for Pueblo land titles. A prominent Republican, Twitchell held the office of chair of the party's territorial central committee during the years 1902 and 1903.
Daniel Sawin Twitchell
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