DELGADO, Francisco A., (1886 - 1964)


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DELGADO, Francisco A., a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Bulacan, Bulacan Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1886; attended Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila, P.I.; attended Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, P.I.; attended Colegio Filipino, Manila, P.I.; was a government student (pensionado); attended Los Angeles (Calif.) High School, and Compton (Calif.) Union High School; L.L.B., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1907; attended University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; L.L.M., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; returned to the Philippine Islands in 1908; law clerk, Government of the Philippine Islands; law division chief, executive bureau, Government of the Philippine Islands, c. 1908-1913; lawyer, private practice; Philippine Army National Guard, 1918; member of the Philippines national council of defense, 1918; member of the Philippine house of representatives, 1931-1934; elected as a Nacionalista to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served until a successor was qualified in accordance with the new form of government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands (August 22, 1934-February 14, 1936); appointed justice of the Philippine court of appeals 1936-1937; delegate to the International Committee of Jurists at Washington, D.C., and to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in April 1945; member of the Philippines war damage commission, 1946-1951; member of the Philippine senate, 1951-1957; ambassador to the United Nations, 1958-1962; died on October 27, 1964, in Manila, P.I.; interment at Manila North Cemetery, Manila, P.I.