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Francisco Perea

Francisco Perea (January 9, 1830 – May 21, 1913) was a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico, and cousin of Pedro Perea.


Born in Los Padillas, New Mexico (then in the Republic of Mexico), Perea attended select schools in Bernalillo County and at Santa Fe from 1836 to 1839. He enrolled at the Jesuit College, St. Louis, Missouri from 1843 to 1845 and received collegiate training at the Bank Street Academy in New York City 1847-1849. From 1850 to 1864 he was engaged in stock raising and commercial pursuits and in carrying merchandise by mule train from St. Louis and Independence, Missouri, to Mexico. He served as member of the Territorial council in 1858, 1866, and 1884.

During the Civil War, Perea served as lieutenant colonel of Perea's Battalion in 1861 and 1862. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864.

Perea was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1864. He moved from Bernalillo County to Jemez Springs, New Mexico, in 1881. He served as proprietor of the springs and a hotel. He was also postmaster of Jemez Springs 1894-1905. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1906 and died there May 21, 1913. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.

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