Hon. Juan Navarro Mora County, New Mexico

Hon. Juan Navarro, a farmer of Mora. New Mexico, is a native of this place, born September it, 1848, son of Francisco and Maria Antonia (Martinez) Navarro. He was educated in the Christian Brothers College at Mora and, being the son of a prominent farmer, early became familiar with all the details of ranch life. On reaching his majority he engaged in farming on his own account, in which he has since been interested, now having seventy acres under cultivation, besides other lands used for stock purposes.

For years Mr. Navarro has figured prominently in local and territorial politics, as one of the stanch workers of the Republican Party. He was elected sheriff of Mora County for the term of two years. 1888 to 1890, which he filled with credit to himself and the county, and on his retirement from the sheriff's office he was elected a member of the territorial council to represent district No. 1, comprising Mora, Colfax and Union counties. He served as representative in 1900 and 1901. For the past eight years he has been a member of the penitentiary board, of which at this writing he is secretary. Mr. Navarro married, in 1863, at Mora, Miss Margareta Galleyos, a native of this place. They have no children.


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

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