Manuel Lujan Jr.

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Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Apr 26, 2019 (90)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1928
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Apr 26, 2019 (90)

About

Former Republican politician who served New Mexico as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1989. Under the administration of George H.W. Bush, he also served from 1989 to 1993 as the 46th United States Secretary of the Interior.

Before Fame

A decade after graduating from the College of Santa Fe, he lost a 1964 New Mexico State Senate race.

Trivia

In 1978, he became the first Hispanic Republican to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Family Life

His father, Manuel A. Lujan, Sr., served as mayor of Santa Fe.

Associated With

He was succeeded by Bruce Babbitt as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.