The Assassination of José Francisco Chaves 1904

An assassin’s bullet finally stopped the great heart of José Francisco Chaves on November 26, 1904.  Chaves was born in 1833 in Los Padillas, Mexico (now Albuquerque, New Mexico).  He began his education in Mexico, and studied at St. Louis University and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.  A doctor, businessman, soldier, rancher, and lawyer, Chaves was a leading political figure in the Republican Party and the state of New Mexico.  He was a passionate advocate of statehood, and a dedicated public servant who worked as district attorney, Congressional representative, state legislator, superintendent for education, and official state historian.  His assassin was never found.

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