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María “Concha” Concepción Ortiz y Pino de Kleven (1910–2006)
“Concha” was a rancher and the first female Majority Whip of a state legislature in the nation. She helped implement legislation for women’s rights, the handicapped, and bilingual education and also championed the arts and Hispanic culture. She served on sixty local and national boards helping to improve the lives of others. Vista Magazine honored her as “Latina of the Century” in 1999.
Roadside Marker Location: Torrance County, US Hwy 285, Mile Marker 254.6
March is Women’s History Month. During this month we’ll be highlighting some of the women featured on New Mexico’s Historic Women Roadside Markers. Text provided by our colleagues at New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
You can view the locations of the Historic Women on a map interface at NMHistoricWomen.org