Elpidio Quirino: Sixth President of the Philippines

Biography of Elpidio Quirino

Sixth President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines

Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Sixth President of the Philippines, Second President of the Third Republic Constitution Amended 1935 Constitution
Predecessor: Manuel Roxas
Successor: Ramon Magsaysay
Date elected: April 17, 1948 (assumed) November 8, 1949; 1,803,808 votes (50.93% of the electorate)
Inauguration: April 17, 1948, Malacañan Palace, Manila (aged 57), December 30, 1949, Independence Grandstand, Manila (now Quirino Grandstand) (aged 58)
Seat of Government: Manila
Quezon City
Vice President: Fernando Lopez (1949-1953)
Chief Justice: Ricardo M. Paras (April 2, 1951-February 17, 1961)
Manuel V. Moran (July 9, 1945-March 20, 1951)
Senate President: Mariano Jesús Cuenco (February 21, 1949-December 30, 1951)
Quintin Paredes (March 5, 1952-April 17, 1952)
Camilo Osías (April 17, 1952-April 30, 1952; April 17, 1953-April 30, 1953)
Eulogio Rodriguez (April 30, 1952-April 17, 1953; November 30, 1953-December 30, 1953)
Jose Zulueta (April 30, 1953-November 30, 1953)
Speaker of the House: Eugenio Perez (July 5, 1946-December 30, 1953)

Previous Positions
Executive Cabinet: Secretary of the Interior (1936-1938)
Cabinet: Secretary of Finance (1935-1936)
Cabinet: Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1946-1948)
National: Vice President of the Philippines (1946-1948)
Legislative Legal Clerk in the Philippine Commission (1915-1916)
Lower House: Representative of the First District of Ilocos Sur, Philippine Assembly (1919-1925)
Upper House: Senator (1925-1931)
Upper House: Private secretary to Senate President Manuel Quezon (1916-1925)
Judicial: None
Others Delegate, 1934 Constitutional Convention
Worked with other Administrations:
QUEZON as Secretary of the Interior; Secretary of Finance; Senator
LAUREL as Member of Council of State
OSMEÑA as Senate President pro tempore
ROXAS as Vice President; Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Personal Details
Born: November 16, 1890 Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Died: February 29, 1956 Novaliches, Quezon City
Resting Place: Manila South Cemetery, Makati City
Political Parties: Nacionalista Party (1919-1946), Liberal Party (1946-1953)
Parents: Mariano Quirino and Gregoria Rivera
Spouse: Alicia Jimenez Syquia (1904-1945) (m. 1921)
Children: Tomas Quirino, Armando Quirino, Norma Quirino, Victoria Quirino-Gonzalez, Fe Quirino
Education: Manila High School (now Araullo High School) (1911), Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (1915)
Profession: Lawyer, Professor, Academe Dean, College of Law, Adamson University (1941-1946)

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