Crescenciano Gallegos Guadalupe County, New Mexico

Crescenciano Gallegos, filling the office of probate clerk and also engaged in the livestock, brokerage and commission business at Santa Rosa, is a native son of the southwest and has displayed the spirit of enterprise and progress that have been the salient elements in the substantial development of this section of the country. He was born and reared in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, where he acquired his early education, after which he spent two years as a student in St. Michael's College at Santa Fe. He is a son of Antonio Jose Gallegos, who was prominent in Republican circles in the Territory and exercises a wide influence in the ranks of his party. He represented San Miguel County in the territorial legislature in 1877, and from 1884 until 1888 was assistant postmaster of Las Vegas. In 1889-90 he was county superintendent of schools in San Miguel County, and in the latter year he took up his abode at Puerto de Luna, where he engaged in teaching school for about five years. In 1904 he was elected county clerk of Guadalupe County. Several years previously he had served as deputy assessor of the county, and in 1896 he was a candidate for the territorial legislature and was elected, but the election was contested and he was unseated. At one time he was a candidate for the senate against Charles A. Spier. In 1905 he entered the livestock, brokerage and commission business in partnership with W. T. McIntire.

Following the completion of his education, Crescenciano Gallegos embarked in the sheep and cattle industry, which has claimed much of his attention since he has attained adult age. Called to public office, he is now serving as probate clerk and is also engaged in the brokerage business at Santa Rosa.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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