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Joseph M. Montoya

United States senator.

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