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Teodoro Rafael YANGCO

(1861-1939)

YANGCO, Teodoro Rafael, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in San Antonio, Province of Zambales, Philippine Islands, on November 9, 1861; attended the Ateneo de Manila (Jesuit College), and was graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1881; pursued a commercial course in London, England, 1882-1886; engaged in the construction and repair of vessels, in the operation of a line of ferries, and also in mercantile pursuits; director of a life insurance company and interested in various commercial and charitable organizations in Manila; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States, and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1920; was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed his former business activities in Manila, Philippine Islands, until his death on April 20, 1939; interment in the Cementerio del Norte.

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

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