Manuel Gallegos) 生于1815年10月30日
A. Otero) －却指出盖乐葛斯之所以能够获胜，是因为墨西哥人民非法投票给盖乐葛斯的说法说服国会。盖乐葛斯于是离开华盛顿，但是他并没有脱离政治圈。
In 1853, José Gallegos became the second Hispanic U.S. representative in history. After he won a second term, his political opponent, Miguel A. Otero, convinced Congress that Gallegos had won only because Mexican citizens had illegally voted for him. Gallegos left Washington, but he did not leave politics.
During the Civil War, the Confederates took over Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gallegos, however, was a Union supporter, and he found a way to provide information and assistance to Union forces. In 1873, Gallegos returned to the U.S. House of Representatives, once more as a delegate from New Mexico. At the end of his term, he returned to Santa Fe, where he died in 1875.