Governor Guerrero was born October 25, 1914, in Agana, the capital of Guam. Educated here,?
Governor Guerrero was born October 25, 1914, in Agana, the capital of Guam. Educated here, he joined the U.S. Naval Government of Guam in 1930 as a messenger, and rose through various administrative positions to island bookeeper. He was interned for a brief period when Guam fell to the Japanese shortly after Pearl Harbour. Following the war he returned to the military government as a clerk and rose to the post of administrative assistant before resigning to enter private business. When president Harry Truman signed the Organic Act of 1950, granting civil government to Guam, he returned as a member of the First Guam Legislature, working also as a member of the staff of the first civilian governor, Carlton Skinner. Subsequently he held several top positions in the government and also served as staff director of the Legislature. He was appointed Secretary of Guam (approximates Lieutenant Governor) by President John F. Kennedy in May, 1961, and Governor of Guam in March, 1963. He also serves as a commissioner of the South Pacific Commission. Mrs. Guerrero, the former Delfina Tuncap, also was born in Agana. They have seven children.