Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LUJÁN, Manuel, Jr. (1928-2019)

LUJÁN, MANUEL, JR., a Representative from New Mexico; born on a small farm near the Indian Pueblo of San Ildefonso, N.Mex., May 12, 1928; attended grade school and junior high of Our Lady of Guadalupe; graduated from St. Michael's High School, Sante Fe, N.Mex., 1946; attended St. Mary's College, San Francisco, Calif.; B.A., College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.Mex., 1950; National Guard Reserve; former vice chairman, New Mexico Republican Party; engaged in his family's insurance business; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1972, 1976, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President George H. Bush, 1989-1993; died on April 25, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.Mex.

University of New Mexico Libraries
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: 1971-1982, 24 cubic feet.
The congressional papers of Manuel Luján include legislative files from the 92nd Congress (1971/72) to the 97th Congress (1981/82). These files normally house printed copies of bills, revised and amended bills, resolutions and occasionally other documents relative to a specific bill or piece of legislation. There are also some special legislative research files that Manuel Luján and his staff established to provide background information on pending bills and social issues, topics including the Vermejo Park Ranch which has a great deal of information on wilderness legislation and review, specifically on the Roadside Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II). Also included are constituent letters and other documents pertaining to the Equal Rights Amendment, background information on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Chapel near Eagle's Nest, Colfax County, N.M., also known as the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel. Finally, Manuel Luján has maintained a few files that reveal his stands and opinions on various legislative items. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Videocassette: 1983, 1 videocassette.
An interview with Manuel Luján by Harold Rhodes.

Papers: In the Governor David Cargo Papers, 1967-1970, 86 linear feet.
Other authors include Manuel Luján.

Papers: In the Governor Bruce King Papers, 1971-1974, 114 linear feet.
Correspondents include Manuel Luján.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reel and Sound Tape Reels: ca. 1970-1986, 1 commercial on 1 film reel and 2 commercials on 2 sound tape reels.
The commercials were used during Manuel Luján's campaigns for the 1970 and 1986 U.S. congressional elections in District 1 of New Mexico, Republican Party.

  • "Manuel Luján, Jr." in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Manuel Lujan, Jr., Republican Representative from New Mexico. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Manuel Lujan, Jr. Nomination: Hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, first session, on the nomination of Manuel Lujan, Jr., to be Secretary of the Interior, January 26, 1989. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1989.