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Antonio M. Fernández

Antonio M. Fernández

Antonio Manuel Fernández (January 17, 1902 – November 7, 1956) was a United States Representative from New Mexico. He was born in Springer, New Mexico where he attended the public schools, and Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. He received law training at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee and was a court reporter for the eighth judicial district of New Mexico in 1925–1930. Later, he was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Raton, New Mexico. He was the assistant district attorney of the eighth judicial district in 1933 and practiced law in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934.

Fernández served in the New Mexico House of Representatives in 1935. He was the chief tax attorney for the New Mexico Tax Commission in 1935 and 1936 and the first assistant attorney general in 1937–1941. He was a member of the first New Mexico Public Service Commission in 1941 and 1942 and was elected as a Democrat to the 78th and to the six succeeding

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