Resident Commissioner of the Philippines
|Resident Commissioner of the Philippines
|Inaugural holder||Benito Legarda y Tuason, Pablo Ocampo|
|Final holder||Carlos P. Romulo|
The Resident Commissioner of the Philippines was a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives sent by the Philippines from 1907 until its internationally recognized independence in 1946. It was similar to current non-voting members of Congress such as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico and delegates from Washington, D.C., Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and other United States territories.
Like current non-voting members, Resident Commissioners could speak and otherwise participate in the business of the House, but did not have full voting rights. Two were sent until 1937 when after the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the number was changed to one.
The office was first created by the Philippine Organic Act (1902) section 8 and re-authorized on its subsequent replacements -- the Jones Law of 1916 (know as the Philippine Autonomy Act) section 20, and the Tydings–McDuffie Act of1934 (known as the Philippine Independence Act) section 7(5).
List of Resident Commissioners 
|Congress||Resident Commissioner 1||Resident Commissioner 2|
|60th (1907–1909)||Benito Legarda y Tuason||Pablo Ocampo|
|Manuel L. Quezon|
|63rd (1913–1915)||Manuel Earnshaw|
|65th (1917–1919)||Jaime C. de Veyra||Teodoro R. Yangco|
|68th (1923–1925)||Pedro Guevara|
|71st (1929–1931)||Camilo Osías|
|74th (1935–1937)||Francisco A. Delgado|
|74th (1935–1937)||Quintin Paredes|
|Joaquín Miguel Elizalde|
|Carlos Peña Romulo|
See also 
- Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who still has a similar mandate
- In most other U.S. territories, a similar representative position is styled "Delegate".