New Mexico Territory Delegation


Members (2):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
J. Francisco Chaves Visualize (June 27, 1833 -- November 26, 1904) Jose Francisco Chaves was born in Padillas, Mexico (now new mexico). Chaves was a(n) studier of medicine, stock raiser, president of a territorial council, solider, superintendent, state historian, and American politician. Chaves was president of the Territorial council for eight sessions, district attorney for the 2nd judicial district (1875-1877), member and president of state constitutional convention (1889), State superintendent of public instruction (1903 - 1904), was appointed State historian of New Mexico in 1903, and was assassinated before he could start his term. He served as a major in the First New Mexico Infantry in the Union Army during the Civil War and was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Jose was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 41st congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867 and February 20, 1869 - March 3, 1871) and successfully contested the election of Charles P. Clever to the 40th Congress. He was not reelected in the 42nd Congress. [Source: 'biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]" New Mexico Territory Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , New Mexico Territory Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles P. Clever Visualize "(February 23, 1830 -- July 8, 1874) Charles P. Clever was a(n) trader, U.S. Marshal, owner of a newspaper, lawyer, census enumerator, soldier, general, public servant, and American politician. He was born in Cologne, Prussia and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1850. Charles studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. Clever was appointed as a United States Marshal for New Mexico (1857), U.S. Marshal and census enumerator (1861), became one of the owners of the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette, attorney general (1862-1867), was appointed one of the incorporators of the Centennial Exposition (1869), and served as a commissioner to revise and codify the laws of New Mexico. Clever served as adjutant on the staff of General Canby at the Battle of Valverde, and was adjutant general of New Mexico (1861-1865, 1867, and 1868). Charles presented credentials as a Democratic Delegate-elect to the 40th Congress (September 2, 1867 - February 20, 1869) when he was succeeded by J. Francisco Chaves who contested the election. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at]" New Mexico Territory Delegation (This negotiation)