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JOSEPH M. MONTOYA - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/09/1974 - HFSID 79189

JOSEPH M. MONTOYA The U.S. Senator from New Mexico signs this letter to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Typed letter signed: "Joseph M. Montoya" in light blue ink. 1 page, 8x10½. On United States Senate letterhead, Committee on Appropriations, Washington D.C. January 9, 1974.

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JOSEPH M. MONTOYA
The U.S. Senator from New Mexico signs this letter to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
Typed letter signed: "Joseph M. Montoya" in light blue ink. 1 page, 8x10½. On United States Senate letterhead, Committee on Appropriations, Washington D.C. January 9, 1974. Addressed to Honorable Caspar W. Weinberger, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington D.C. In full: "Dear Mr. Secretary: I am advised that the Hagerman School District has submitted an application for funding under the Emergency School Aid Act with the Office of Civil Rights in Dallas, Texas. I applaud the efforts of the Hagerman School District in attempting to reduce the effects of educational and cultural isolation in the Hagerman area. I therefore respectfully request that every effort be made to fund this proposal. I would appreciate your looking into this matter and providing me with a report on the status of this proposal. Sincerely ". Joseph Manuel Montoya (1915-1978) was a Democratic U.S. Senator for New Mexico. In 1936 at age 21, he became the youngest representative in the history of the state to be elected to the New Mexico State House of Representatives. In 1938 Montoya graduated from law school and was reelected. The following year he was elected the Democratic majority floor leader. With his election to the New Mexico State Senate in 1940 he once again became the youngest member of that body ever elected. In 1957 Montoya was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. In 1963 he became a member of the House Appropriations Committee. He was a strong advocate of education measures and soon authored the Vocational Education Act. In 1964 he sponsored the Wilderness Act, which protected wilderness areas. Montoya won the 1964 Senate election which began a twelve-year career in the position. One of Montoya's most important accomplishments was his work on the Senate Agriculture Committee, where he gained expertise concerning the inspection and regulation of the meat packing industry. He authored numerous pieces of legislation aimed at eliminating unsanitary conditions, including the Wholesome Meat Act of 1967, the Wholesome Poultry Act of 1968 and the Clean Hot Dog Act of 1974. Toned. Normal mailing folds. Small tear at bottom fold, reinforced by tape. Staple holes at upper left hand corner. Stamps on front and verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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