JOHN BECKER, banker and merchant, (Rep.); delegate Valencia Co.; b. May 28, 1850, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany; came to U.S. 1869, landing at New Orleans; came to N.M. 1871 and entered mer. establishment of L. & H. Huning, Los Lunas; 1872-1877 had charch of branch store at Belen, under name of L. H. Huning & Becker;1877 married and began merc bus. independently, in Belen on small scale 1902 incorporated The John Becker Co. personally to induce Santa Fe Ry. Wy. Co. to build Belen cut-off through Belen; postmaster of John Becker Co., Belen; pres. The Becker-Mactavish Co. of Magdalena; pres. The Willard Merc. Co, of Willard, N.M.
Address: Belen, N. M.