Pedro Guevara

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Pedro Guevara
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Senator of the Philippines from the Fourth Senatorial District
In office
1916–1923
Serving with Rafael Palma
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Ramon J. Fernandez
Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands
In office
March 4, 1923 – February 14, 1936
Serving with Isauro Gabaldon (1923-1929)
Camilo Osías (1929-1935)
Francisco Afan Delgado (1935-1936)
Preceded by Jaime C. De Veyra
Succeeded by Quintin Paredes
Member of the Philippine National Assembly from Laguna's Second District
In office
1909–1916
Preceded by Crispin Oben
Succeeded by Crisanto Guysayko
Personal details
Born (1879-02-23)February 23, 1879
Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines
Died January 19, 1938(1938-01-19) (aged 58)
Political party Nacionalista

Pedro Guevara (February 23, 1879 – January 19, 1938), was a Philippine soldier, lawyer and legislator and Spanish writer who became Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands during the American colonial administration.

Early life[edit]

Born in Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines on February 23, 1879.

Education[edit]

He attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila and graduated from Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila, in 1896.

Philippine Revolution[edit]

He joined the Filipino forces during the Philippine Revolution and assisted in promoting the peace agreement of Biak na Bato at San Miguel, Bulacan in 1897. He later rejoined the Filipino forces during the revolution, and also served throughout the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Political career[edit]

Later, he became a journalist for the Spanish language newspaper Soberania Nacional and Vidas Filipinas and a municipal councilor of San Felipe Neri, Rizal in 1907. He studied law at La Jurisprudencia and became a lawyer in private practice. His political life started when became a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1909 to 1912 and a member of the Philippine Senate from 1916 to 1922. In 1921, Guevara was chair of the Philippine delegation to the Far Eastern Bar Conference at Beijing, China. He later was elected as a Nationalist Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives of the Sixty-eighth United States Congress for a three-year term and four succeeding three-year terms (March 4, 1923 – February 14, 1936). During this time, Guevara worked tirelessly for the approval of the Tydings-McDuffie Law which would establish the Philippine Commonwealth and eventually its independence in 10 years. Later, he served as delegate of Laguna during the Constitutional Convention of 1934 which framed the 1935 Philippine Constitution. His term ended on February 14, 1936 when a successor qualified in accordance with the newly established Commonwealth of the Philippines was selected.

Death[edit]

Upon retirement, Pedro Guevara resumed his law practice. He died of a heart attack on January 19, 1938, in Manila, and was buried at the Manila North Cemetery.

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