Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WON PAT, Antonio Borja (1908-1987)

WON PAT, ANTONIO BORJA, a Delegate from Guam; born in Sumay, Guam, December 10, 1908; educated in Guam public schools; became school teacher in 1926; principal in the school systems of Piti, Inarajan, and Sumay, 1934-1939; taught school at George Washington High School, Agana, Guam, from 1940 until end of the Second World War; first elected to the Advisory Guam Congress in 1936; reelected in 1948 as speaker of the Guam Assembly; speaker of the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh Guam Legislatures; elected in 1965 as Guam's first representative to Washington; reelected to the same position in 1968; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; was a resident of Sinajana, Guam until his death May 1, 1987, in Silver Spring, Md.; interment in Veterans Cemetery, Piti, Guam.

University of Guam
Micronesian Area Research Center
Mangilao, Guam
Papers: 1965-1984, 285 linear feet.
The papers of Antonio Borja Won Pat are from his years in Congress. The papers consist of correspondence, briefing material, telecopier messages, video and cassette tapes, photographs, invitations, cards, and plaques. Topics cover consist of information about the Guam Legislature, political campaigns and elections, legislation, committee reports, official trips, the work of the district office, typhoons and typhoon rehabilitation, refugees, agriculture, schools and education, airports, airlines, civil aeronautics, federal appropriations and budgets, and work involving executive branch agencies. There also is information on the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Guam's Constitutional Convention, political status in general, fisheries, customs and immigration, highways, Guam Memorial Hospital and the Medical Center of the Marianas, Guam Power Authority, the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic Party of Guam, public health, public works and capital improvement, social security, and veterans affairs. A finding aid is available in the repository.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassette: 10 commercials on 1 videocassette.
The commercials were used during Antonio Won Pat's campaign for the 1984 U.S. congressional election in Guam, Democratic Party.

  • "Antonio Borja Won Pat" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. 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 Publishing Office, 2018.