LEGARDA, Benito, (1853 - 1915)

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LEGARDA, Benito, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Binondo, Manila Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, September 27, 1853; attended Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, P.I.; earned a law degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, P.I., 1874; member of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s cabinet and vice president of the Malolos Congress, 1896-1898; member of the Manila, P.I., municipal council; lieutenant mayor of Quiapo District, Manila, P.I.; member of the second Philippine commission 1901-1906; elected as a Progresista to the Sixtieth and to the succeeding Congress; appointed to the Sixty-second Congress per P.L. 61-376 in 1911 (November 22, 1907- March 3, 1912); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; died on August 27, 1915, in Evian-les-Bains, France; interment at Cementerio del Norte, Manila, P.I.