Tranquilino Luna

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Tranquilino Luna
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico Territory's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 5, 1884
Delegate
Preceded by Mariano S. Otero
Succeeded by Francisco A. Manzanares
Personal details
Born February 25, 1849
Los Lunas, New Mexico Territory
Died November 20, 1892(1892-11-20) (aged 43)
Peralta, New Mexico Territory
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Missouri


Tranquilino Luna (February 25, 1849 – November 20, 1892) was a Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Territory of New Mexico. Born in Los Lunas, New Mexico, Luna attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He engaged extensively in stock raising.

Luna served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1888. Luna was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). He presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1883, until March 5, 1884, when he was succeeded by Francisco A. Manzanares, who contested his election. After leaving Congress, he was the Sheriff of Valencia County, New Mexico, from 1888-1892. He died in Peralta, New Mexico, on November 20, 1892, and was buried in Los Lunas Cemetery in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mariano S. Otero
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico

March 4, 1881 - March 5, 1884
Succeeded by
Francisco A. Manzanares

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.