Joseph Marion Hernández, First Hispanic Member of the U.S. Congress 1821- 1823

Title

Joseph Marion Hernández, First Hispanic Member of the U.S. Congress 1821- 1823

Description

Joseph Hernández is the first Hispanic Member of U.S. Congress (17th, 1821–1823) and the first Territorial Delegate to represent Florida. Though brief, his service to the territory set an effective precedent, prompting the Washington City Gazette to declare, a “compliment is due to the zeal and industry of the honorable delegate from Florida, who during the session, appeared at all times attentive to the objects connected with the prosperity of his constituents and the interests of the Territory.”- “Mr. Hernandez,” 12 April 1823, East Florida Herald (St. Augustine).

Creator

Charles Fenderich

Date

1850

Source

Joseph Hernández

Origin: Library of Congress. Contributor: Fenderich, Charles. Source: The United States House of Representatives

Relation

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Lithograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Elected Office

Coverage

Historic

Files

Joseph_Marion_Hernandez.jpg

Reference

Charles Fenderich, Joseph Marion Hernández, First Hispanic Member of the U.S. Congress 1821- 1823, Library of Congress, 1850

Cite As

Charles Fenderich, “Joseph Marion Hernández, First Hispanic Member of the U.S. Congress 1821- 1823,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 2, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/92.