Speaker Antonio Won Pat (4th from right) was elected as Guam’s first delegate to the US Congress on January 3, 1973. Photograph courtesy of the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

US Congress passes a law establishing a Delegate of Guam. An elected official from Guam can speak on the House floor and introduce legislation though not vote. Antonio B. Won Pat became the first from Guam to take the oath of office as a member of the 93rd Congress in 1973.