Manuel L. Quezon facts for kids
Manuel L. Quezón
|2nd President of the Philippines
1st President of the Commonwealth
November 15, 1935 – August 1, 1944
|Vice President||Sergio Osmeña|
|Preceded by||Abolished (Last title held by Emilio Aguinaldo)|
|Succeeded by||José P. Laurel (de facto)|
|1st President of the Senate of the Philippines|
August 29, 1916 – November 15, 1935
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Roxas|
|Senator of the Philippines from the 5th Senatorial District|
October 16, 1916 – November 15, 1935
Vicente Ilustre (1916–1919)
Antero Soriano (1919–1925)
José P. Laurel (1925–1931)
Claro M. Recto (1931–1935)
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Secretary of National Defense|
July 16, 1941 – December 10, 1941
|Preceded by||Teofilo Sison|
|Succeeded by||Jorge B. Vargas|
|Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands|
November 23, 1909 – October 15, 1916
Serving with Benito Legarda
and Manuel Earnshaw
|Preceded by||Pablo Ocampo|
|Succeeded by||Teodoro R. Yangco|
|Majority Leader of the Philippine House of Representatives|
October 16, 1907 – November 23, 1909
As Majority Leader of the Philippine Assembly
|Member of the Philippine Assembly from Tayabas' 1st District|
October 16, 1907 – October 16, 1916
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Succeeded by||Filemon Perez|
|Governor of Tayabas|
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina
August 19, 1878
Baler, Tayabas, Spanish East Indies
(now Baler, Aurora, Philippines)
|Died||August 1, 1944
Saranac Lake, New York, United States
|Resting place||Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Political party||Nacionalista Party|
|Relations||Manuel L. Quezon III (grandson)|
|Children||Ma. Aurora Quezon
Maria Zeneida Quezon-Avanceña
Manuel L. Quezon, Jr.
Luisa Corazon Paz Quezon
|Alma mater||Colegio de San Juan de Letran
University of Santo Tomas
|Branch/service||Philippine Revolutionary Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
|Years of service||1899–1900
World War II
Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina (August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines. Quezón is considered by most Filipinos to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1897–1901).
Quezón was the first Senate president elected to the presidency, the first president elected through a national election, and the first president to be re-elected. He is known as the "Father of the National Language".
During his presidency, Quezón tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. He also reorganized the islands's military defenses, planned to reorganize the government, promotion of settlement and development in Mindanao, tried to end foreign control over Philippine trade and commerce, proposals for land reform and the tackling of graft and corruption within the government. Quezón set up a government-in-exile in the US when World War II started and the Philippines were threatened with a Japanese invasion. During his exile in the US, Manuel Quezón died of tuberculosis in Saranac Lake, New York.
Images for kids
Official car of Quezon, a 1937 Chrysler Airflow (restored by Alfred Motorworks & Alfred Nobel R. Peres), at Baler, Aurora.
Quezon broadcasting to his countrymen in Manila, from Washington, D.C., April 5. For the first 25 minutes on air, Quezon discussed women's suffrage and urged that the 10-year independence program be limited to a shorter period, 4/5/1937.
President Quezon, with some of his family members, are welcomed in Washington, D.C. by President Roosevelt.
Washington, D.C. Representatives of 26 United Nations at Flag day ceremonies in the White House to reaffirm their pact. Seated, left to right: Francisco Castillo Najera, Ambassador of Mexico; President Roosevelt; Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippine Islands; and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.
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