Delegate Tranquilino Luna, New Mexico Delegate

June 29, 1847 is the birthday of New Mexico Delegate Tranquilino Luna, a descendant of Don Domingo de Luna, who came to New Mexico shortly after the Spanish reconquest in 1692.  Luna graduated from the University of Missouri and worked in the livestock industry while dedicating time to public service.  In 1880 he was elected as a Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Among his accomplishments in Congress, he presented a petition from citizens of New Mexico for the education of Pueblo Indian children.

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