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Joseph M. Montoya

Joseph M. Montoya, United States senator. Served as representative from Sandoval County, New Mexico, State Legislature, 1937-1940. Democratic floor leader, 1939-1940; member New Mexico, Senate, 1940-1946, Democratic whip, 1945-1946; Club: Optimist.

Background

  • Montoya, Joseph M. was born on September 24, 1915 in Pena Blanca, New Mexico, United States. Son of Thomas and Frances Montoya.

  • Education

    • Student Regis College, Denver, 1931, 33, 34. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1934-1938.

    Career

    • Admitted to New Mexico bar, 1939, since practiced in Santa Fe. Owner Western Freight Lines, 1945. United States Senator from New Mexico, 1965-1976, member Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices.

    Membership

    Served as representative from Sandoval County, New Mexico, State Legislature, 1937-1940. Democratic floor leader, 1939-1940. Member New Mexico, Senate, 1940-1946, Democratic whip, 1945-1946.

    Club: Optimist.

    Connections

    • Married Della Romero, November 9, 1940. Children: Joseph M., Patrick James, Linda Jean.
    • father: Thomas Montoya
    • mother: Frances Montoya
    • spouse: Della Romero
    • children: Joseph M. Montoya
    • Patrick James Montoya
    • Linda Jean Montoya
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    Born September 24, 1915
    Died June 5, 1978
    (aged 62)
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