Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Quezon, Manuel Luis

Quezon, Manuel Luis, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Baler, Province of Tayabas, Philippine Islands, August 19, 1878; attended the public schools and the College of San Juan de Letran, Manila; studied law at the University of Santo Tomas; was admitted to the bar in April 1903; major in the Philippine Army and detailed to General Aguinaldo’s staff; later served as chief of staff to the general commanding the department of central Luzon; under the American Government held the office of prosecuting attorney for the Province of Mindoro and was subsequently transferred to the Province of Tayabas; elected Provincial Governor of Tayabas and served from 1906 to 1907, when he resigned; delegate to the first Philippine Assembly and was the floor leader of his party in 1907 and 1908; elected by the Nationalist Party a Resident Commissioner to the United States in 1909; reelected in 1912 and served from November 23, 1909, to October 15, 1916, when he resigned; member and president of the Philippine Senate 1916-1935; elected President of the Philippine Islands on September 17, 1935, and served from the inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines on November 15, 1935, until his death; escaped from Luzon in the Philippine Islands on February 20, 1942, in a United States submarine after the Philippines had fallen to the Japanese; died in Saranac Lake, N.Y., on August 1, 1944; remains interred temporarily in a mausoleum at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery; subsequently the remains were removed to the Philippine Islands and interred in Cemeterio del Norte, Manila, Philippine Islands.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Quezon, Manuel Luis," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1711 Original Sources, accessed February 9, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZH4ULJQYFUWU4.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Quezon, Manuel Luis." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1711, Original Sources. 9 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZH4ULJQYFUWU4.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Quezon, Manuel Luis' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1711. Original Sources, retrieved 9 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NZH4ULJQYFUWU4.