Antonio Joseph (politician)

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Antonio Joseph
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico Territory's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byFrancisco A. Manzanares
Succeeded byThomas B. Catron
Personal details
BornAugust 25, 1846
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedApril 19, 1910(1910-04-19) (aged 63)
Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Territory
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWebster College
Bryant and Stratton's Commercial College

Antonio Joseph (August 25, 1846 – April 19, 1910) was a Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Joseph attended Lux's Academy in Taos, Bishop Lamy's School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Webster College in St. Louis County, Missouri, and Bryant and Stratton's Commercial College in St. Louis, Missouri. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was county judge of Taos County, New Mexico from 1878 to 1880. He then moved to Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, in 1880, and served as member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1882.

Joseph was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He served in the Territorial senate 1896–1898, serving as president of that body in 1898.

He again engaged in the mercantile business and was an owner of hotels and owned extensive real estate holdings. He died in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, April 19, 1910, and was interred in Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  • United States Congress. "Antonio Joseph (id: J000272)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico

Succeeded by