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The Santa Fe New Mexican from Santa Fe, New Mexico · Page 33

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Sunday, June 8, 1969
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S.nU Ft, N.M., Sundiy, Jur>. I. I Tit THE NEW MEXICAN Ct More Con Con 1910 Benjamin F. Pankey "Republican Candidate for Delegate to the Constitutional Convention." "Benjamin F. Pankey, who is a candidate on the Republican ticket for delegate to the constitutional convention, is already well known throughout Santa Fe county, although he has not lived here so many years as some of the other men on the same ticket. Mr. Pankey is a native ot Harrisburg, 111. and is not yet fifty years of age. He comes of French ancestry. He was educated in the schools and colleges of southern Illinois. While still in his teens he married the daughter of H. If. Harris, a prominent Illinois lawyer and studied law with him but never practiced his profession. In I8S1 Mr. Pankey moved to a ranch near Topeka, Kan. and until 1906 he followed the life, as a rancher anJ farmer. In 1906 he purchased the San Cristoval land'grant near Galisteo, in New Mexico, and for tlw past three years he has lived on the ranch, which contains nearly 100,000 acres. Mr. Pankey employs from 25 to 30 men throughout the year and he expends a thousand dollars a month for the labor alone necessary to keep up his ranch. Mr. Pankey has taken an active part in politics as a Republican for tru past twenty years or more and has never run for any office until now. He was appointed by Governor Curry, in December, as a member of the cattle sanitary board. From 1900 to 1906 Mr. Pankey was president and general manager of an independent Telephone Company in Topeka, Kan. which he organized to light the Bell Telephone Company. The independent company was declared as a great success as it became the people's Telephone system. Mr. Pankey is rated as a millionaire hut he is fond of the simple lile. He is kind hearted man and hi? friends are legion among the poor as well as the rich." Published in The New Mexican Sept. 5, 1910. He was elected State Senator in 1912, beating M. A. Otero and was elected Lt. Gov. In 1918 under Gov. Larrazolo. Pankey died in 1929.- Hon. Thomas B. Catron "Republican Candidate (or Delegate to the Constitutional Convention." "Hon. Thomas B. Catron, recognized as (he nestor of the New Mexico Cur, and who is Republican candidate for delegate to the constitutional convention from Santa Fe county, was born in Lafayette County, Mo. He came to New Mexico in 1866, first settling in Santa Fe. He shortly afterwards went to Dona Ana County where he was admitted to the Bar. He was appointed by the Governor district attorney for the third Judicial District and in the fall of 1S5S he returned to Santa l-e as member of the legislature from Dona Ana County. While in the legislature Mr. Calron was appointed attorney general of the Territory and held (hat office (or three and a half years President Grant appointed him United Col. George W. Prichard "Former Atty. General of New Mexico and a Republican Candidate for Delegate to the Constitutional Convention." "Colonel George W. Prichard, former attorney general of New Mexico, and who is a Republican candidate for delegate to the constitutional convention from Santa Fe county, is well known throughout the county and territory for he has been an attorney at the Dar for over a quarter of a century. Colonel Prichard was born In New Harmony, Indiana, a son of James E. Prichard, who was on the bench for a number of years. Colonel Prichard was graduated from the literary and law departments of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, leaving that institution in 1872. He practiced law at Little Rock, Ark. for some years following his graduation, and Governor Powell Clayton of that state appointed him lieutenant-colonel of the Arkansas militia. In 1876 Colonel Prichard was Hon. Jose D. Sena "Clerk of the Territorial Supreme Court and Former Mayor of Santa Fe. He is one of the Republican Candidates for Delegate to the Constitutional Convention." "Hon. Jose D. Sena, the mayor of Santa Fe, from 1908 to 1910, is a Republican candidate for delegate to the constitutional convention. He is the son of the late Major J. D. Sena. He was born in this city and educated by the Christian Brothers at St. Michael's College. Later ho went to St. Louis University and distinguished himself in his studies. Mr. Sena has been clerk of the supreme court for the past twelve years. He has shown excellent ability, and as mayor gave the city a splendid administration. Mr. Sena speaks English and Spanish with unusual fluency and he is often called upon to Slates attorney for New Mexico, and, after holding that office for six and a half years, he resigned. Mr. Catron has been In the active practice [or his profession nil over the Territory. He has served several terms as member of the legislative council and served one term as Territorial delegate to the 5!th Congress. He has resided over forty years in this city and his present home, at 210 Grant Ave., is one of the fln- csl residences in the Territory." Published in THE NEW MEXICAN August 30, 1910 Mr. Catron was born Oct. 6, 1840. He was a N.M. delegate to Congress before statehood and was elected first U.S. Senator from New Mexico. He died in 1921. Two grandsons still practice 'aw in Senator Calron's original offices on the plaza. a candidate for presidential elector on the Republican ticket, a rare honor for such a young man. In 1879 he ceme to the West in quest of health and settled at Las Vegas. Twice he has been elected to the legislative council of this territory. In 1882 President Arthur appointed him United States attorney for New Mexico, which position he filled until the Cleveland administration appointed a Democrat • in his stead. He served as solicitor general from 1G04 until the Spring of 1906, and now Is engaged in the private practice of law in Santa Fe. He has been a staunch Republican from the day he attained his 21st year and has fought many a hard and valiant battle for his party's success. As a speaker he is recognized as one of the ablest in the territory, his legal training serving him to great advantage in discussing the political problems of the day." Published in THE NEW MEXICAN August 31. 1910 Francisco Delgado Mr. Delgado born 1858; born in Santa Fe where the First National Bank now stands. Educated St. Michael's College, worked 1st National Bark in Las Vegas, then was court stenographer in Santa Fe. He was Chief Clerk and translator for the famous Court of Private Land Claims (18911904) and was appointed Registrar of U.S. Land Office by President Wilson. "Mr. Delgado, oldest surviving member o( one of the -best known Spanish families at Santa Fe . . . was best known (or good citizenship, kindly character and religious devotion." He resided at the comer ot Delgado Street and Canyon Road, where, with his sons, he had a famous tincraft shop. He died In 1936. Many of his descendents still live here, including State Senator Edmundo Delgado. deliver speeches, in both languages." Published in THE NEW MEXICAN August 27, 1910 Mr. Sena was clerk of the New Mexico Supreme Court until he retired in 1932. Sister Zulena and Mrs. Manuel Sanchez, his nieces' and Joe D. Sena Jr., his nephew reside in Santa Fe. His only adopted daughter Mrs. Ralph Nicholson, lives in Los Angeles. Napoleon B. Laughlin Napoleon B. Laughlin was born in Illinois in 1844. Graduate of the University of Missouri, moved to New Mexico in 1879. Was a member of the N.M. Territorial House of Representatives in 1836, was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1894, served four years. He resided on East De Vargas Street where the State Library now stands. His daughter, Ruth Laughlin Alexander, was a well known writer. His daughter, Mrs. Emory M. Marshall and grandson Laughlin Barker still reside in Santa Fe. The League of Women Voters is Most Grateful To The New Mexican For Giving Us Extra Space to Reminisce About The Constitutional Convention of 1910 .... WE ARE ALSO GRATEFUL TO THE FIRMS LISTED BELOW WHO, ASA PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY, HAVE HELPED TO SPONSOR THIS INFORMATION!. First National Bank of'Santa"Fe First Northern Savings and Loan Association Santa Fe Association of independent Insurance Agents Santa Fe Automobile Dealers Association Santa Fe National Bank Southwest Savings and Loan Association The Bank of Santa Fe

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