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LEGARDA, Benito, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Manila,
Philippine Islands, September 27, 1853; attended the Jesuits College and St.
Tomas University of Manila; member of President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famys
cabinet at Malolos and vice president of the Filipino Congress; member of the
Philippine Commission 1901; elected as a Resident Commissioner to the Sixtieth
and to the two succeeding Congresses (November 22, 1907- March 3, 1912); was
not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-third Congress in 1912; died on
August 27, 1915, in Evian-les-Bains, France; interment in Cementerio del Norte,
Manila, Philippine Islands.