August 4, 1793 is the birthday of José Mariano Hernández, an American politician, plantation owner, and soldier. Hernández was born in Saint Augustine when it was a Spanish holding, and became a loyal US citizen when the territory became part of the US. He was the first Latinx to serve in US Congress and the first delegate from the Florida Territory. Thirty years passed before another Latinx was elected to national office.
https://thehispanicalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/1793/08/August-4-1793-Jose-Mariano-Hernandez.jpg 335 250 Barbara Mitchell Barbara Mitchell1793-08-04 19:25:122020-02-25 00:10:46Happy Birthday to José Mariano Hernández, Politician and Soldier