Jaime C. de Veyra

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Jaime Carlos de Veyra, ( b. November 4, 1846-d.March 7, 1963), in Tanawan, Province of Leyte. He is a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands.



During his school days De Veyra attended his studies both in private and public schools, graduated from the College of San Juan de Letran, Manila,(1893). He obtained his Bachelor of Laws, Philosophy, and letters at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila (1895-1897).


De Veyra, became the secretary to the Military Governor of Leyte (1898-1899); engaged in newspaper work; member of the municipal council of Cebu; Governor of Leyte (1906-1907); member of the Philippine house of Representatives (1907-1909); member of the Philippine Commission 1913-1916; executive secretary of the Philippine Islands in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States in 1917; reelected in 1920 and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; engaged in journalistic work during 1923; head of the department of Spanish, University of the Philippines at Manila, 1925-1936; director, Institute of National Language, 1936-1944; served as historical researcher in charge of manuscripts and publications, National Library; historical researcher, Office of the President.

Jaime Carlos de Veyra, died on March 7, 1963, interment was in La Loma Cemetery.

See also

United States Congressional Delegations from Philippines

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This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.



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