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Pedro GUEVARA

(1879-1937)

GUEVARA, Pedro, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Santa Cruz, Laguna Province, Philippine Islands, February 23, 1879; attended Ateneo Municipal, and graduated from San Juan de Letran, Manila, 1896; joined the Filipino forces in the fight against Spain and assisted in promoting the peace agreement of Biakna-bato in 1897; rejoined the Filipino forces during the revolution, served throughout the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; journalist; municipal councilor of San Felipe Neri, 1907; studied law at La Jurisprudencia; lawyer private practice; member of the Philippine house of representatives, 1909-1912; member of the Philippine senate, 1916-1922; chair of the Philippine delegation to the Far Eastern Bar Conference at Peking, China, 1921; elected as a Nationalist Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives to the Sixty-eighth Congress for a three-year term and to the four succeeding three-year terms (March 4, 1923-February 14, 1936); term ended February 14, 1936 when a successor qualified in accordance with the new form of government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands was selected; died on January 19, 1937, in Manila, Philippine Islands; interment in Cemetario del Norte.

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

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