OCAMPO, Pablo, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Manila, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1853; attended San Juan de Letran College, and was graduated from Santo Tomas University in 1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and practiced in Manila; prosecuting attorney of the district of Tondo 1883 and 1884; secretary of the Royal Court of Manila under the Spanish regime 1885-1887; relator of the supreme court of the Philippine Islands in 1887 and 1888; counsel to the Economic Association of the Philippines 1888-1890; was a representative of the Provinces of Principe, Infanta, Lepanto, and Bontoc in the Filipino Government in Malolos and was elected secretary of the Filipino Parliament; professor of law in the University of Malolos in 1898; editor of La Patria at Manila, in 1899 and 1900; editor of the Faro Juridico y Consultor de los Jueces de Paz, the first law publication on the Philippine Islands, in 1907 and 1908; appointed by the Government of the Filipino Republic as its representative in Manila; elected as a Resident Commissioner to the United States and served from November 22, 1907, to November 22, 1909; one of the delegates of the American Congress to the Interparliamentary Congress of Nations held in the Reichstag at Berlin, Germany, in 1908; representative from Manila in the Second Philippine Legislature; member of the first independence mission to the United States; adviser and counsel of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo from the time of his connection with the revolutionary government until 1925; died in Manila, Philippine Islands, February 5, 1925; interment in La Loma Catholic Cemetery.
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Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present