Joseph Hernandez

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Birthday
26, 1788
Birthplace
St. Augustine, FL
Death Date
Jun 8, 1857 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1788
Birthplace
St. Augustine, FL
Death Date
Jun 8, 1857 (69)

About

Florida's first ever Delegate to the United States House of Representatives and Spain ceded the state to the US in the Adams-Onis Treaty in 1822.

Before Fame

He owned several plantations.

Trivia

He was the first Hispanic ever to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Family Life

His parents were indentured servants.

Associated With

His career paved the way for other Hispanic politicians such as New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson .