Sergio Osmeña: Fourth President of the Philippines

Biography of Sergio Osmeña

Fourth President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines

Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Fourth President of the Philippines, Second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Constitution Amended 1935 Constitution
Predecessor: Manuel L. Quezon
Successor: Manuel Roxas
Date elected: August 1, 1944 (succeeded)
Inauguration: August 1, 1944, Washington, D.C. (aged 67)
Seat of Government: Tacloban, Leyte (1944-1945), Manila (1945-1946)
Vice President: None
Chief Justice: Manuel V. Moran (July 9, 1945-March 20, 1951)
Senate President: Manuel Roxas (July 9, 1945-May 25, 1946)
Speaker of the House: Jose C. Zulueta (June 9-December 20, 1945)

Previous Positions
Executive Provincial: Governor of Cebu (1905-1907)
Bureaucracy: Fiscal of Cebu (1904- 1905)
Cabinet: Secretary of Public Instruction (1935-1939)
Cabinet: Secretary of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare (1941-1944)
National: Vice President of the Philippines (November 15, 1935-August 1, 1944)
Legislative Local: Municipal Councilor of Cebu (1903, re-elected in 1904)
Lower House: Representative of the 2nd District of Cebu (1907-1922)
Lower House: Speaker of the House of Representatives (1907-1922)
Upper House: Senate President pro tempore (1922-1933)
Upper House: Senator for the 10th Senatorial District (1923-1935)
Judicial: None
Others 2nd in the Philippine Bar (1903)
Worked under other Administrations;
 QUEZON as Vice President; Secretary of Public Instruction
ROXAS as Member of Council of State
QUIRINO as Member of Council of State
MAGSAYSAY as Member of Council of State
GARCIA as Member of National Security Council

Personal Details
Born: September 9, 1878 Cebu City, Cebu
Died: October 19, 1961Veterans Memorial Hospital, Quezon City
Resting Place: Manila North Cemetery, Manila
Political Parties: Partido Nacionalista (1907-1921), Partido Nacionalista-Unipersonalista (1922), Partido Nacionalista Consolidado (1923-1933), Partido Nacionalista (“Pro”) (1934), Nacionalista Coalition (Coalition Party) (1935-1937), Partido Nacionalista (1937-1945), Nacionalista Party (1945-1961)
Parents: Don Pedro Lee Singson Gotiaoco and Juana Osmeña y Suico
Spouse: Estefania Chiong Veloso (1875-1918) (m. 1901), Esperanza Limjap (1894-1978) (m. 1920)
 (by Estefania Chiong Veloso)
Edilberto Osmeña
Vicenta Osmeña
Nicasio Osmeña
Milagros Osmeña
Emilio Osmeña
Maria Paloma Osmeña
Teodoro Osmeña
Jose Osmeña
Sergio Osmeña Jr.

(by Esperanza Limjap)
Ramon Osmeña
Rosalinda Osmeña
Victor Osmeña
Education: Primary, Seminario Colegio de San Carlos (1892), Bachelor of Arts, Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1894), Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas (1903)
Profession: Journalist, Lawyer (second placer in the 1903 Philippine Bar Examination)

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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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