Michelle Lujan Grisham

official U.S. Congress photo of Michelle Lujan Grisham, c. 2013

Birth Name: Michelle Lynn Lujan

Place of Birth: Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1959

Ethnicity:
*father – Mexican, as well as one quarter French
*mother – English, German, Irish

Michelle Lujan Grisham is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been Governor of New Mexico, since January 1, 2019. She was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico, from January 3, 2013 to December 31, 2018.

She is the first Democratic, Latina elected chief executive of a state.

She is the daughter of Sonja and Llewellyn Eugene Lujan. She was married to Gregory Grisham, until his death. The couple have two children.

She is a relative of politicians Ben Luján and his son, Ben Ray Luján, and Manuel Lujan, Sr. and his son, Manuel Lujan, Jr.

Michelle’s paternal grandfather was Eugene David Lujan (the son of Mateo Lujan and Maria Luciana Ambrosia Vaur). Eugene was born in New Mexico, and was a state justice. Mateo was the son of Jose Mateo Lujan and Maria Antonia Veldare. Michelle’s great-grandmother Maria Luciana was the daughter of Jean Baptista Vaur and Eugenie Antoinette Guerin, who were from Vic-le-Comte and St. Dier d’Auvergne, respectively, both in Clermont Ferrand, France.

Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Rita Pino (the daughter of Agustin Pino and Agneda Romero). Agneda was the daughter of Mateo Romero and Ambrosia Romero.

Michelle’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Jackson (the son of Lawrence Edward Jackson and Flossie Harshman). Michelle’s grandfather Lawrence was born in Indiana. Michelle’s great-grandfather Lawrence was the son of John Enoch Jackson and Anna Belle Wilson. Flossie was the daughter of Albert Vester Harshman and Minnie Jane Fortner.

Michelle’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Cummings (the daughter of William A. Cummings and Sarah Wells). Betty Jane was born in Ohio. William was the son of Pete Cummings and Sadie Shonkwiler. Sarah was the daughter of John A. Wells and Nellie Cole.

Source: Genealogy of Michelle Lujan Grisham (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Michelle’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Jackson (the son of Lawrence Edward Jackson and Flossie Harshman). Lawrence was born in Indiana. Michelle’s great-grandfather Lawrence was the son of John Enoch Jackson and Anna Belle Wilson. Flossie was the daughter of Albert Vester Harshman and Minnie Jane Fortner.

    Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Betty Jane Cummings (the daughter of William A. Cummings and Sarah Wells). Betty was born in Ohio. William was the son of Pete Cummings and Sadie Shonkwiler. Sarah was the daughter of John A. Wells and Nellie Cole.

  2. andrew says:

    Interestingly her family provides Governors to New Mexico since the 1600s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom%C3%A9_Dom%C3%ADnguez_de_Mendoza

  3. andrew says:

    Maria Luciana was the daughter of Jean Baptista Vaur and Eugenie Antoinette Guerin, who were from Vic-le-Comte and St. Dier d’Auvergne, respectively, both in Clermont Ferrand, France.

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