Ramon Magsaysay: Seventh President of the Philippines

Biography of Ramon Magsaysay

Seventh President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines

Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Seventh President of the Philippines, Third President of the Third Republic Constitution Amended 1935 Constitution
Predecessor: Elpidio Quirino
Successor: Carlos P. Garcia
Date elected: November 10, 1953; 2,912,992 votes (68.9% of the electorate)
Inauguration:  December 30, 1953, Independence Grandstand, Manila (aged 46) Capital Quezon City
Vice President: Carlos P. Garcia (December 30, 1953-March 17, 1957)
Chief Justice: Ricardo M. Paras (April 2, 1951-February 17, 1961)
Senate President: Eulogio Rodriguez (January 25, 1954-December 30, 1957)
Speaker of the House: Jose B. Laurel Jr. (January 25, 1954-December 30, 1957)

Previous Positions
Executive Provincial Government: Military Governor of Zambales (1942-1945)
Cabinet: Secretary of National Defense (1950-1953)
Legislative Lower House: Representative, Lone District of Zambales (1946-1950)
House Committee Chairman of Defense (1946-1950)
Judicial: None
Others Military: Overall Guerrilla Commander, Zambales Military District
Worked under other Administrations:
 OSMEÑA as Military Governor of Zambales
ROXAS as Congressman
QUIRINO as Congressman; Secretary of National Defense

Personal Details
Born: August 31, 1907 Iba, Zambales
Died: March 17, 1957 Mt. Manunggal, Cebu
Resting Place: Manila North Cemetery, Manila
Political Parties: Liberal Party (1946-1953), Nacionalista Party (1953-1957)
Parents:  Exequiel Magsaysay and Perfecta del Fierro
Spouse: Luz Banzon (1915-2004) (m. 1933)
Children: Teresita Magsaysay-Vargas, Milagros Magsaysay-Valenzuela and Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Commerce, Jose Rizal College (1932)
Profession: Mechanic, Bus Shop Superintendent, Bus Line Branch Manager

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