Jose Francisco Chaves

Jose Francisco Chaves

Birth
Los Padillas, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Death 26 Nov 1904 (aged 71)
Pinos Wells, Torrance County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot C, 457
Memorial ID 7089946 · View Source
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US Congressman. Educated at the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, he returned to the Territory of New Mexico and became successful in the stock-raising business. During the Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the New Mexico 1st Calvary Regiment, Union Army. After the war, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress, serving (1865-67), successfully contested the election of Charles P. Clever to the Fortieth Congress and was reelected to the Forty-first Congress, serving (1869-71). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was president of the New Mexico Territorial Council, district attorney of the second judicial district of New Mexico, (1875-77), president of the New Mexico State constitutional convention in 1889 and New Mexico State Superintendent of public instruction, from 1903 until his death. Chaves was assassinated when shot through a window while dining in the home of a friend.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7089946
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Francisco Chaves (27 Jun 1833–26 Nov 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7089946, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .