Manuel U. Lujan (February 17, 1912 – January 26, 1975) was an educator and a Democratic Party of Guam politician in Guam.[1] Lujan served as a senator during the first ten terms of the Guam Legislature.[2]

Manuel U. Lujan
Member of the 1st through 10th Guam Legislatures
In office
January 1, 1951 (1951-01-01) – January 4, 1971 (1971-01-04)
Personal details
Born(1912-02-17)February 17, 1912
Hagatna, Guam
DiedJanuary 26, 1975(1975-01-26) (aged 62)
Tamuning, Guam
Political partyDemocratic Party of Guam
SpouseMariana Manglona Leon Guerrero[1]

Early life


Manuel U. Lujan was born in Hagatna on (1912-02-17)February 17, 1912 to Manuel Olive Lujan and Carmen Ulloa Lujan.[1]

Lujan attended Guam High School and the Normal School. He was an extension student of the University of Hawaii.[1]

Personal life


Lujan married Mariana Manglona Leon Guerrero in November 1941. Together, they raised 4 sons.[1]

Guam Legislature


Lujan first successfully ran as a senator in the Guam Legislature in 1950 and was reelected to 9 consecutive terms.[2]


Election Guam Legislature General Rank (Votes) Result[2]
1950 1st Guam Legislature 11 (Not available) Elected
1952 2nd Guam Legislature 5 (Not available) Elected
1954 3rd Guam Legislature 10 (3,723) Elected
1956 4th Guam Legislature 6 5,793) Elected
1958 5th Guam Legislature 4 (5,250) Elected
1960 6th Guam Legislature 2 (6,107) Elected
1962 7th Guam Legislature 5 (5,740) Elected
1964 8th Guam Legislature 14 (7,739) Elected
1966 9th Guam Legislature 8 (9,192) Elected
1968 10th Guam Legislature 11 (8,556) Elected


  • Vice Speaker, 4th Guam Legislature
  • Vice Speaker, 5th Guam Legislature
  • Vice Speaker, 6th Guam Legislature
  • Vice Speaker, 7th Guam Legislature[1]

Civic Leadership

  • Organizer, Guam Boy Scouts (1944)
  • Chairman, American Red Cross (Guam Chapter, 1950-1951)[1]

Later years and death


Lujan served as principal of Yona Elementary School from its founding in 1973 until his death on (1975-01-26)January 26, 1975.[1]



The Guam public school Manuel U. Lujan Elementary School was named after Lujan in 1975, two years after its construction as Yona Elementary School.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Patricia Long Diego. Namesake School M.U. Lujan Elementary, Hagatna.
  2. ^ a b c Guam Election Commission. Election Comparative Analysis Report, 1st and 2nd Editions, 1974-1976, Hagatna. Pages 32-41.
  3. ^ Guam Legislature. P.L. 13-4, Hagatna. 27 March 1975.