Secretary Manuel Lujan JrSecretary Manuel Lujan Jr.

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Politician

Manuel Lujan, a former U.S. secretary of the interior and New Mexico congressman, got his start at Santa Fe’s Boys & Girls Club, which was founded by his father. Prior to his appointment as secretary of the interior in 1989, Lujan represented the 1st District of New Mexico for two decades in Congress, where he co-sponsored seven major environmental protection bills, including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. As secretary of the interior, Lujan presided over a variety of environmental and resource issues, including expansion of economic development on Indian reservations.