Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero

Manuel Flores Leon Guerrero ( born October 29, 1914 in Hagåtña, Guam; † 9 October 1985) was an American politician. Between 1962 and 1969 he was Governor of Guam.


Manuel Guerrero grew up in his home. Since 1930 he worked for the U.S. Navy guided by the administration of U.S. foreign territory Guam. During the occupation by the Japanese during World War II, he was interned from these times, and subjected to forced labor. When he was just at large, he supported his family by working in agriculture. After the war he began a career in politics as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1948 and 1950 he was a member of the territorial legislature. He was chairman of the Finance Committee. After that, he held various government positions before he was appointed by Governor Bill Daniel to the Secretary of State of Guam.

Following the resignation of Daniel Guerrero had to take over as acting in accordance with legal provisions on December 15, 1962, the Office of the Governor. After his crisis management with the aftermath of a typhoon was very good, he was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the regular governor. He was later confirmed by the new President Lyndon B. Johnson in this office. One of the main concerns of governor of Guerrero was the promotion of tourism, for which he campaigned successfully. He remained until June 30, 1969, at the office.

In 1970 elections were advertised for the post of Governor of Guam for the first time. Until then, these officials were appointed by the U.S. president. In these elections, Guerrero ran unsuccessfully in the primaries of his party. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 9 October 1985.