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|5th President pro tempore of the Philippine Senate|
May 25, 1946 – December 30, 1949
|Preceded by||Elpidio Quirino|
|Succeeded by||Quintin Paredes|
|Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines|
July 5, 1945 – May 25, 1946
|Preceded by||Claro M. Recto|
|Succeeded by||Vicente J. Francisco|
|Senator of the Philippines|
July 5, 1945 – December 30, 1951
|Senator of the Philippines from the 1st Senatorial District|
Serving with Elpidio Quirino
|Preceded by||Isabelo de los Reyes|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
May 24, 1888|
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
|Died||April 24, 1966(aged 77)|
|Partido Nacionalista Consolidato(1928-1935),
|Spouse(s)||Dona Consuelo Arguelles Arranz|
|Relations||Conrado " D A D O " Arranz Tinsay II - grandson, Candidate for Congressman 1st District of Capiz May 2013|
|Children||Trinity, Consuelo, Estella, Abelardo, Melecio Jr.. Josefina Arranz Tinsay|
|Residence||Ancestral Homes in San Juan, M.M., Alcala, Cagayan, Isabela|
|Alma mater||University of Sto. Tomas|
|Occupation||One of the Original Founders and Front liners of the Liberal Party of the Philippines, Politician|
|Profession||Politician Liberal Party Founder|
|Melecio Arranz Sr. was Low key and gave way to Elpidio Quirino for the Vice-presidency for Party Unity|
Early Life and Career
He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Sto. Tomas. His government service began in 1914 when he worked as Junior Assistant Engineer at the Bureau of Public Works and became District Engineer of Bataan and Rizal (1919) and later was promoted as Supervising District Engineer.
As Senator, he was elected in 1928 representing the First Senatorial District comprising Cagayan, Isabela, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and Abra. Reelected in 1934, 1941 and 1946, his term ended in 1951. He was the Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines from 1945 to 1946. He was floor leader and Chairman of the Committee on Public Works and Communications (1936) and floor leader and Senate President Pro-Tempore (1946–1949).
In 1947, he was appointed Chief Delegate of the Philippines to the United Nations Commission on Korea.
Arranz coined the term "Solid North".
He was married to Consuelo Arguelles. Melecio's grandson Conrado DADO Tinsay II is following in his footsteps.
He died on April 24, 1966.