J. Francisco Chaves
(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 https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000337]"
New Mexico Territory Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
New Mexico Territory Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment