Pedro Tenorio

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Pedro P. Tenorio
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2nd & 5th Governor of Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990
Lieutenant Pedro Agulto Tenorio
Preceded by Carlos S. Camacho
Succeeded by Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero
In office
January 12, 1998 – January 14, 2002
Lieutenant Jesus R. Sablan
Preceded by Froilan Tenorio
Succeeded by Juan Babauta
Personal details
Born Pedro Pangelinan Tenorio
(1934-04-18) April 18, 1934 (age 80)
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Sophia Tenorio
Alma mater University of Guam
Profession Shipping executive

Pedro "Teno" Pangelinan Tenorio (born April 18, 1934) is a politician who was the second and fifth elected Governor of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


Tenorio was born on Saipan. He graduated from George Washington High School in Guam and attended the University of Guam. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a shipping executive, and a supervisor for a Naval technical and training unit. He first served in the House of Representatives of the Congress of Micronesia and subsequently became a member of the Marianas District Legislature. In 1978, when the Northern Mariana Islands became a U.S. commonwealth (CNMI), he was elected vice president of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate in the first commonwealth legislature and chairman of the Programs Committee. He was elected president of the senate in 1980. Sworn in as governor in 1982, he was reelected for a second term in 1985. He was elected Governor again in November 1997 and was inaugurated on January 12, 1998.[1]


  1. ^ "NGA Profile of Pedro P. Tenorio". National Governor's Association. 2004. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos S. Camacho
Governor of Northern Mariana Islands
(1st Term)

Succeeded by
Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero
Preceded by
Froilan Tenorio
Governor of Northern Mariana Islands
(2nd Term)

Succeeded by
Juan N. Babauta