Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-San Miguel Sheriff, Las Vegas Mayor Dies.(Obituary)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Romero Served As Clerk, Commissioner

Miguel Antonio "Tony" Romero, 99, a former San Miguel County sheriff and mayor of Las Vegas, N.M., died Saturday.

Romero, of Santa Fe, was born Aug. 29, 1901, in El Paso, the son of Miguel A. Romero and Consuelo Tenorio. He attended Jesuit School in Las Vegas, N.M., and Regis College in Denver.

During World War II, he operated a bus company that transported soldiers and for several years worked in the banking business in Las Vegas.

In addition to serving as county sheriff and city mayor, he was also elected the San Miguel County clerk and later served as land commissioner and motor vehicle commissioner for the state of New Mexico. …

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