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Francisco Afan DELGADO

(1886-1964)

DELGADO, Francisco Afan, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Bulacan Province, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1886; studied at San Juan de Letran, Ateneo de Manila, Colegio Filipino, Los Angeles (Calif.) High School, and Compton (Calif.) Union High School; Indiana University at Bloomington, LL.B., 1907 and Yale University, LL.M., 1909; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; returned to the Philippine Islands in 1908 and was employed with the Philippine Government as a law clerk and later as chief of the law division of the executive bureau until 1913, when he returned to the private practice of law; served in the Philippine National Guard in 1918; member of the National Council of Defense for the Philippines in 1918; served in the Philippine house of representatives 1931-1934; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States and served from January 3, 1935, until February 14, 1936, when a successor qualified in accordance with the new form of government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; appointed justice of the court of appeals February 1936-1937; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the International Committee of Jurists at Washington, D.C., and to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in April 1945; member of the Philippine War Damage Commission from June 4, 1946, to March 31, 1951; member, Philippine senate, 1951-1957; Ambassador to the United Nations, September 29, 1958-January 1, 1962; returned to Philippines and resided in Bulacan Province; died in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, October 27, 1964.

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

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