Michelle Lujan Grisham
Birth Name: Michelle Lynn Lujan
Place of Birth: Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1959
*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.
Michelle’s paternal grandfather was Eugene David Lujan (the son of Mateo Lujan and María Luciana Ambrosia Vaur). Eugene was born in New Mexico, and was a state justice. Mateo was the son of José Mateo Luján and María Antonia Velarde. Michelle’s great-grandmother María 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 José Agustin Pino and Agneda Romero). Rita was born in New Mexico. José was the son of José Tomás Pino and Marina Baca. 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.
Michelle’s family has been in New Mexico for centuries. She is a fourth cousin of fellow New Mexico politician Ben Ray Luján, who has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico, since 2009. Michelle’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Manuel de Jesús Luján and Antonia Trujillo, were also Ben’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents. She is also a relative of New Mexico politicians Ben Luján, who was Ben Ray’s father, and Manuel Lujan, Sr. and his son Manuel Lujan, Jr.
Source: Genealogy of Michelle Lujan Grisham – https://www.geni.com