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Quintin PAREDES

(1884-1973)

PAREDES, Quintin, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippines; born in Bangued, Abra Province, Philippine Islands, September 9, 1884; attended the primary and seminary schools; was graduated from the law school of Manila in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Manila; appointed fourth prosecuting attorney on July 9, 1908, first prosecuting attorney on November 1, 1913, and served until March 1, 1917; served on the faculty and became dean of the law school (Escuela de Derecho) of Manila 1913-1917; served as solicitor general in 1917 and 1918, as attorney general 1918-1920, and as secretary of justice in 1920 and 1921; member of the first parliamentary mission to the United States in 1919; resumed the practice of law at Manila, Philippine Islands, in 1921; elected a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in 1925, 1928, 1931, and 1934, serving as speaker 1929-1931 and again in 1934; member of the Philippine Assembly in 1935; appointed as a Nationalist on December 21, 1935, the first Resident Commissioner under the Tydings-McDuffie law creating the Philippine Commonwealth Government, and served from February 14, 1936, until his resignation on September 29, 1938; resumed the practice of law; again elected a member of the Philippine Assembly in 1938; member of the Philippine Senate 1941-1945; served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives 1946-1949; member of the Philippine Senate in 1950; reelected in 1955 for the term ending in November 1961; resumed the practice of law; president, General Bank and Trust Co., 1963-1969; was a resident of Bangued, Abra Province, Philippines, until his death in Manila on January 30, 1973.

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

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