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Jose Antonio Navarro


Patriot (b. 2/27/1795 d. 1/13/1871)

                Born in what is now San Antonio, Texas. Married to Margarita de la Garza. Government commissioner for land titles in Bexar district 1834 to 1835. He was an advocate for Texas independence from Mexico. In 1836 he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. He served in the Congress for the Republic of Texas.

                He died in San Antonio.

                Navarro was honored with a commemorative medal (Turner 35) issued February 27, 1971. Obverse was by Frank Gasparro and reverse by Edgar Steever.

bio: NCAB 5; WWWA-H

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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