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Miguel Antonio Otero

Miguel Antonio Otero, American ex-governor. member Progressive National Committee; member Democratic National Convention (chairman Canal Zone delegation), 1920, 24; member Democratic National Committee, 1920-1924.; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Elk.

Background

  • Otero, Miguel Antonio was born on October 17, 1859 in St. Louis. Son of Don Miguel Antonio and Mary Josephine (Blackwood) Otero.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Saint Louis University and Notre Dame U., Indiana.

    Career

    • Cashier San Miguel National Bank, Las Vegas, 1880-1885. City treasurer, Las Vegas, 1883-1884. Clerk San Miguel County, 1889-1890.

      Clerk United States District Court, 4th Judicial District, New Mexico, 1890-1893. Governor of New Mexico, 1897-1906. Treasurer of New Mexico, 1909-1911.

      President Board of Penitentiary Commissioners and Parole Board, 1913-1917. United States marshal for District of Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, 1917-1921. President of the board regents, New Mexico Normal University, 1923-1925, 1933-1934.

      Chairman State Advisory Board, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, 1933. Delaware Republican National convs., 1892, 1900, 04, 08 (chairman New Mexico delegation 1900, 04). Chairman New Mexico delegation Progressive National Convention, 1912.

      Member Progressive National Committee. Delegate Progressive National Convention, 1916. Member Democratic National Convention (chairman Canal Zone delegation), 1920, 24.

      Member Democratic National Committee, 1920-1924.

    Works

    • Author: Conquistadores of Spain and Buccaneers of England, France and Holland, 1925. My Life on the Frontier (1864-1882), 1925. The Real Billy the Kid with New Light on the Lincoln County War, 1935.

      My Memoirs, 1882 to 1897, 1935. My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1897-1906, 1936.

    Membership

    Member Progressive National Committee. Member Democratic National Convention (chairman Canal Zone delegation), 1920, 24. Member Democratic National Committee, 1920-1924.

    Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Elk. Clubs: Santa Fe (New Mexico), Panama Golf, Union (Panama). Officer or director in several large business enterprises.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline V. Emmett, December 19, 1888.; married second, Mistress. Children: Miguel A., 3d (deceased), Miguel A., Junior.
    • father: Don Miguel Antonio Otero
    • mother: Mary Josephine (Blackwood) Otero
    • spouses: Caroline V. Emmett
    • Mistress
    • children: Miguel A. Otero
    • 3d Otero (deceased)
    • Miguel A. Otero
    • Jr Otero
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    Born October 17, 1859
    Died August 7, 1944
    (aged 84)
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