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 Pedro Guevara

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Pedro Guevara

  • Birth 23 Feb 1879 Laguna Province, CALABARZON, Philippines
  • Death 19 Jan 1937 Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Burial Marikina, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Memorial ID 21788136

Philippine Statesman. He graduated from Manila's San Juan de Letran College in 1896 and joined Filipino forces fighting for independence from Spain. Guevara served in the military throughout the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection, eventually becoming a Lieutenant Colonel. When the Philippines became a US possession he worked as a journalist and a member of the constabulary until his election to the Municipal Council of San Felipe Neri in Rizal Province. In 1908 Guevara graduated with a law degree from Manila's Escuela de la Jurisprudencia, and became an attorney in Manila. He served in the Philippines House of Representatives from 1909 to 1912, and the Philippines Senate from 1916 to 1922. In 1922 he was elected as a Nationalist to be the Philippines Resident Commissioner to the US House of Representatives. He was reelected four times, serving from March, 1923 to February, 1936. Guevara was a strong advocate of Philippines independence, and played an important part in the passage of the 1935 law that granted Commonwealth status to the Philippines and set a timetable for total autonomy. After retiring as Resident Commissioner, Guevara resumed practicing law and was a mining company executive. He died of heart attack while arguing a case in the Philippines Supreme Court less than a year after retiring as Resident Commissioner. He was originally buried in Manila's North Cemetery. In 1993 his remains were moved to his family's mausoleum.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 27 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21788136
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pedro Guevara (23 Feb 1879–19 Jan 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21788136, citing Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Find A Grave .