Joaquín Miguel Elizalde

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Joaquin Miguel Elizalde
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
1952 – December 30, 1953
President Elpidio Quirino
Preceded by Carlos P. Romulo
Succeeded by Carlos P. Garcia
In office
1948–1950
Preceded by Elpidio Quirino
Succeeded by Carlos P. Romulo
Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands
In office
September 29, 1938 – August 9, 1944
Preceded by Quintin Paredes
Succeeded by Carlos P. Romulo
Personal details
Born (1896-08-02)August 2, 1896
Manila, Philippines
Died February 9, 1965(1965-02-09) (aged 68)
Washington, D. C., United States

Joaquín Miguel Elizalde (August 2, 1896 Manila - February 9, 1965 Washington, D. C.) was a Philippine politician.

Early life[edit]

Joaquin was born on August 2, 1896 in Manila.

Education[edit]

He was educated at St. Joseph's College, London, and Dr. Schmidt's Institute in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Appointment in Quezon's Government[edit]

Elizalde was an industrialist and financier and economic adviser to President Manuel L. Quezon in 1937 and 1938. He became a member of the National Economic Council 1937–1941 and 1952 and 1953, and of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs in 1936 and 1937. He was also a member of the Council of State 1936 to 1941 and 1952 to 1953 and served as Major of the Cavalry Reserve, Philippine Army.

J.M. Elizalde, Sergio Osmeña, and John W. Hausermann, taken in 1938 or 1939, Harris & Ewing Collection, U.S. Library of Congress

As Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elizalde was appointed as a Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives on September 29, 1938, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Quintin Paredes and served until his resignation on August 9, 1944 and became a member of the war cabinet of President Manuel L. Quezon in 1941.

As International Monetary Fund governor[edit]

In 1946, he became a member of the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund and of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development until 1950, then appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States on July 6, 1946, in which capacity he served until January 1952.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs under President Quirino[edit]

He also served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines from 1948 to 1950 and 1952 to 1953, both under the administration of President Elpidio Quirino and an economic adviser to the Philippine Mission at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador from 1956 to 1965.

Retirement & Death[edit]

He was a resident of Moreland Farms, Adamstown, Maryland he died on February 9, 1965 and was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Carrollton Manor, Maryland.

See also[edit]

He is one of the founders of National Economic Protectionism Association created in 1934 with co founders:

Sgd. L. R. Aguinaldo Sgd. Antonio Brias Sgd. Toribio Teodoro Sgd. Ciriaco Tuason Sgd. Primo Arambulo Sgd. Benito Razon Sgd. Isaac Ampil Sgd. Aurelio Periquet Sgd. Gonzalo Puyat Sgd. Florencio Reyes Sgd. Vicente Villanueva Sgd. Joaquin M. Elizalde Sgd. Arsenio N. Luz Sgd. Ramon J. Fernandez Sgd. Salvador Araneta

External links[edit]

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