Susana Martinez

photo by New Mexico State Government

Place of Birth: El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1959

Ethnicity: Mexican

Susana Martinez is an American politician and attorney. A Republican, she served as Governor of New Mexico, from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2019.

She is the first Latina to be elected chief executive of a state.

Susana is the daughter of Paula (Aguirre) and Jacobo Jake Martinez.

Susana’s paternal grandfather was Adolfo Martinez Rodriguez (the son of Jose Maria Martinez and Vincenta Rodriquez). Adolfo was a Mexican immigrant.

Susana’s paternal grandmother was Francisca Ortega Juárez (the daughter of General Toribio Ortega Ramírez and Fermina Juárez Levario). Francisca was a Mexican immigrant. Toribio was born in Coyame, Coyame del Sotol, Chihuahua, the son of Teodoro Ortega and Ysidra Ramírez. He was a leading general in the Mexican Revolution. Fermina was the daughter of Martin Juarez and leucadia Levario.

Sources: Genealogy of Susana Martinez (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Susana’s paternal grandmother, Francisca (Ortega Juárez) Martinez –

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