Manuel L. Quezon: Second President of the Philippines

Biography of Manuel L. Quezon

Second President of the Philippines

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Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Second President of the Philippines, First President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Constitution: 1935 Constitution, Amended 1935 Constitution
Successor: Sergio Osmeña
Date elected: September 16, 1935 695,332 votes (67.99% of the electorate)
November 11, 1941; 1,340,638 votes (81.78% of the electorate)
Inauguration: November 15, 1935, Legislative Building (now National Museum), Manila (aged 57), December 30, 1941, Malinta Tunnel, Corregidor Island (aged 63), November 15, 1943, Washington, D.C. (aged 65) (by virtue of U.S. Congressional Resolution)
Seat of Government: Manila, Philippines (1935-1942)
Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (1942-1944)
Vice President: Sergio Osmeña (November 15, 1935-December 30, 1941; December 30, 1941-August 1, 1944)
Chief Justice: Ramon Avanceña (April 1, 1925-December 24, 1941)
Jose Abad Santos (December 24, 1941-May 2, 1942)
Speaker of the National Assembly: Gil Montilla (November 25, 1935-December 30, 1938)
Jose Yulo (January 24, 1939-December 30, 1941)

Previous Positions
Executive Provincial: Governor of Tayabas (1906-1907)
Bureaucracy: Provincial fiscal of Mindoro (1903-1904)
Bureaucracy: Provincial fiscal of Tayabas (Now Quezon Province) (1904)
Legislative Local: Municipal Councilor of Lucena (1906)
Lower House: Assemblyman in the Philippine Assembly (1907-1909)
Lower House: Resident Commissioner to the U.S. Congress (1909-1916)
Upper House: Senate President (1916-1935)
Upper House: Senator for the 5th Senatorial District (1916-1935)
Judicial: None
Others Major, Philippine Army (1898-1901); 4th in the Philippine Bar (1903)
Worked under other Administrations: AGUINALDO as Aide-de-camp (c. 1899-1900)

Personal Details
Born: August 19, 1878 Baler, Aurora
Died; August 1, 1944 Saranac Lake, New York
Resting Place: Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
Political Parties: Partido Nacionalista (1907-1921), Partido Colectivista Liberal (1922), Partido,, Nacionalista Consolidado (1923-1933), Partido Nacionalista-Democrata (1934), Nacionalista Coalition (Partido Nacionalista Democrata and Partido Pro-Independencia Democrata) (1935-1937), Nacionalista Party (1937-1944)
Parents: Lucio Quezon and Maria Dolores Molina
Spouse: Aurora Antonia Aragon y Molina (1888-1949) (m. 1918)
Children: Maria Aurora Quezon, Maria Zeneida Quezon-Avanceña, Luisa Corazon Paz Quezon and Manuel L. Quezon Jr.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas (began in 1894, resumed 1902-1903)
Profession: Land Surveyor and Lawyer (fourth place in the 1903 Bar Exam)

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Philippine Presidents, Presidential Museum and Library, (Kalayaan Hall, Jose P. Laurel Street, Malacañang, Manila City, Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila)

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