Manuel Quezon

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Manuel L. Quezon (1942)

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (born August 19, 1878 in Baler , Philippines , † August 1, 1944 in Saranac Lake , United States ) was a Filipino politician with Spanish roots.

Quezon was born on August 19th, 1878 in Baler. He studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran and then at the University of Santo Tomás , where he was taught by Cayetano Arellano . He set up as a lawyer in 1903. After two years as a lawyer, he was elected governor of Tayabas Province, now known as Quezon . In 1907 he entered the first parliament of the Philippines, the Philippine Assembly . From November 23, 1909 he sat as an elected representative of the Nacionalista Party in the House of Representatives of the United States , where he held the office of a non-voting delegate ( Resident Commissioner ) for the territory of the Philippines until his resignation on October 15, 1916 .

Between 1916 and 1935 he was a member of the Senate of the Philippine Legislature and was also President of the Senate during this time.

He was elected the first President of the Philippines in 1935 . In 1941 he fled to the United States because of the Japanese occupation , where he formed a government in exile . According to him, the city were Quezon City and Quezon province named. Quezon died on August 1, 1944 in New York State and was first buried in Arlington National Cemetery before being transferred to Manila after the end of World War II.

Under the entry "Presidential Papers of Manuel L. Quezon", documents by Manuel Quezon were included in the UNESCO list of World Document Heritage in 2003.

Web links

Commons : Manuel L. Quezon  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Manuel L. Quezon  - Sources and full texts (English)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Presidential Papers of Manuel L. Quezon | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved on August 26, 2017 .