J. J. Sheridan Socorro County, New Mexico

J. J. Sheridan, who figures prominently in Republican circles in New Mexico and is a resident of San Antonio, was born at Sutter Creek, Amador County, California, July 29, 1866. He located in Silver City, New Mexico, in 1892, acting as a messenger between that place and El Paso, Texas, for the Wells-Fargo Express Company. In 1894 he was appointed under sheriff of Grant County under A. B. Laird, and filled that position for two years, after which he received appointment as chief deputy in the office of tax collector of Grant County. In 1898 he was appointed chief deputy to United States Marshal Foraker, and in 1901 was appointed chief deputy in the county treasurer's office of Bernalillo County, serving for two years under Charles K. Newhall and three years under Hon. Frank A. Hubbell. During the years 1903 and 1904 he was secretary of the Republican territorial central committee, and his influence has been a potent factor in Republican circles. Fraternally Mr. Sheridan is connected with Albuquerque Lodge, No. 461, B. P. O. E., and with all of the Masonic bodies of Albuquerque.

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

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