GUEVARA, Pedro, (1879 - 1938)


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GUEVARA, Pedro, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Santa Cruz, Laguna Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, February 23, 1879; attended local schools and Ateneo Municipal de Manila University, Manila, P.I.; graduated from Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila, P.I., 1896; studied law at La Jurisprudencia, Manila, P.I., and passed bar in 1909; Philippine Army, 1896-1901; officer, Philippine Constabulary, c. 1901-1906; journalist; newspaper editor; lawyer, private practice; San Felipe Neri, P.I., municipal councillor, 1907-1909; member of the Philippine assembly, 1909-1915; member of the Philippine senate, 1916-1922; chair of the Philippine delegation to the Far Eastern Bar Conference at Peking (Beijing), China, 1921; elected as a Nacionalista to the Sixty-eighth Congress for a three-year term, reelected to three succeeding terms, and served until his resignation on October 1, 1935 (February 17, 1923-October 1, 1935); died on January 19, 1938, in Manila, P.I.; interment at Cementerio del Norte, Manila, P.I.