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Jaime Carlos DE VEYRA

(1873-1963)

DE VEYRA, Jaime Carlos, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Tanawan, Province of Leyte, Philippine Islands, November 4, 1873; attended public and private schools; was graduated from the College of San Juan de Letran in Manila in 1893; studied law, philosophy, and letters in the University of Santo Tomas at Manila 1895-1897; secretary to the Military Governor of Leyte in 1898 and 1899; engaged in newspaper work; member of the municipal council of Cebu; Governor of Leyte in 1906 and 1907; member of the Philippine house of representatives 1907-1909; member of the Philippine Commission 1913-1916; executive secretary of the Philippine Islands in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States in 1917; reelected in 1920 and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; engaged in journalistic work during 1923; head of the department of Spanish, University of the Philippines at Manila, 1925-1936; director, Institute of National Language, 1936-1944; served as historical researcher in charge of manuscripts and publications, National Library; historical researcher, Office of the President, 1946; died in Manila, Philippine Islands, March 7, 1963; interment in La Loma Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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