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Benigno Cardenas Hernandez

ex-congressman.

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