Manuel Luis Quezon

Manuel Luis Quezon

Birth
Death 1 Aug 1944 (aged 65)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot original burial site
Memorial ID 7193934 · View Source
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Philippine President. Quezon served as the President of the Philippines from November 15, 1935, until his death on August 1, 1944. A native of Baler, Tayabas Province, Philippines, he was born Manuel Luis Quezon Antonio y Molina, to a retired sergeant in the Spanish colonial army, and a primary grade school teacher. He was educated at the Colegio de San Juan de Latran Secondary School in 1889, University of Santo Tomas in 1894, where he was bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, University of Santo Tomas in 1903, where he got his Bachelor of Laws, and the University of the Philippines, and Georgetown University. A member of several political parties including the Independent, Partido Nacionalista, Partido Colectivista Liberal, Partido Nacionalista, and the Partido Nacionalista-Democrata, Quezon served as Fiscal de Mindoro after bing appointed on September 19, 1903, Fiscal of Tayabas after being appointed on March 12, 1904, and serving until resigning on November 1, 1904, Municpal Councilor of Tayabas, Tayabas, in 1906, Governor of Tayabas from March 5, 1906, to July 25, 1907, Member and Majority Floor Leader of the First Philippine Assembly from 1907 to 1909, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee from 1907 to 1909, Resident Commissioner to the United States Congress from 1909 to 1916, Senator for the Fifth Senatorial District for the 4th Legislature, 5th Legislature, 6th Legislature, 7th Legislature, 8th Legislature, 9th Legislature, and 10th Legislature, from 1916 to 1935, and as First President of the Philippine Senate from 1916 to 1935. Quezon was also the recipient of several awards and honours like the, Grand Cross, Order of the Crown of Belgium in 1933, Officer, Legion of Honor in 1934, Grand Cross, Order of the Crown of Italy in 1937, and Order of the Defenders of the Republic of Mexico, on April 10, 1937. After the Japanese invaded the Philippines during World War II, Quezon fled to the United States and settled in Saranac Lake, New York, where he passed away from tuberculosis on August 1, 1944, at the age of 65. His autobiogarphy, "Good Fight," was published in 1946. After his death his body was interred first at the Maine Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, on August 3, 1944, then the U.S.S. Princeton carried the body to be buried at the North Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, on August 1, 1946, and then finally buried at its current location, the Quezon Memorial Shrine, in Quezon City, on August 19, 1979.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 18 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7193934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manuel Luis Quezon (19 Aug 1878–1 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7193934, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .