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Benigno Cardenas Hernandez

Benigno Cardenas Hernandez, American ex-congressman. member Amador & Company, sheep, cattle and merchandise, ranch at Canjilon, New Mexico, since 1904 Clerk Probate Court, Rio Arriba Company, 1900-1904; member 64th and 66th Congresses (1915-1917, 1919-1921), at large, New Mexico; Member State Council Defense, and District Board Division 1, New Mexico, under Selective Service Act. Now collector internal revenue.

Background

  • Hernandez, Benigno Cardenas was born on February 13, 1862 in Taos, Taos Company, New Mexico, United States. Son of Don Juan Jose and Dona Maria M. (Cardenas) Hernandez.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools, Taos.

    Career

    • Member Amador & Company, sheep, cattle and merchandise, ranch at Canjilon, New Mexico, since 1904 Clerk Probate Court, Rio Arriba Company, 1900-1904. Sheriff, 1905-1907; county collector and treasurer, 1908-1911. Delegate Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1912.

      Receiver United States Land Office, Santa Fe, 1912-1914. Member 64th and 66th Congresses (1915-1917, 1919-1921), at large, New Mexico.

    Membership

    Member Amador & Company, sheep, cattle and merchandise, ranch at Canjilon, New Mexico, since 1904 Clerk Probate Court, Rio Arriba Company, 1900-1904. Member 64th and 66th Congresses (1915-1917, 1919-1921), at large, New Mexico. Member State Council Defense, and District Board Division 1, New Mexico, under Selective Service Act.

    Now collector internal revenue.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Whitlock, of Taos, New Mexico, April. Children: John Whitlock, Isabel Ruth, Benigno C. In mercantile business in Ojo Caliente and Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, since 1889.
    • father: Don Juan Jose Hernandez
    • mother: Dona Maria M. (Cardenas) Hernandez
    • spouse: Frances Whitlock
    • children: John Whitlock Hernandez
    • Isabel Ruth Hernandez
    • Benigno C. In mercantile business in Ojo Caliente and Tierra Amarilla Hernandez
    • New Mexico Hernandez
    • since 1889 Hernandez
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    Born February 13, 1862
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