Francisco Antonio Manzanares, New Mexican Delegate 1884

Francisco Antonio Manzanares began his short term as New Mexican Delegate to the US House of Representatives on March 5, 1884. Manzanares was a successful businessman and entrepreneur who greatly contributed to the economic development of New Mexico and the southwest. He worked to develop the retail, railroad and banking industries, including the establishment of branches of the First National Bank in the cities of Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Raton.