Conrado Benitez

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Conrado Benitez (1889 – January 4, 1971)[1] was born in Pagsanjan, Laguna and was a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of the Philippines. He was also the first president, as well as chairman, and one of the original incorporators of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement.[2] He testified in front of the United States Senate Committee on the Philippines in 1919 to explain the state of higher education in the Philippines.[3] His 1926 textbook History of the Philippines was widely used in Philippine public schools.[4] He was one of the drafters, a group known as the "Seven Wise Men", of the Philippines' 1935 constitution.[5]

He is married to Francisca Tirona-Benitez since 1912 and the father of Helena Benitez.[6]

Conrado Benitez house and lot with NHI Marker.


  1. ^ "PAGSANJAN, In History and Legend". Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Flavier, Juan M., Doctor to the Barrios, page 6.
  3. ^ Philippines, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the (1919). Philippine independence: Hearings before the Committee on the Philippines, United States Senate, and the Committee on Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, held jointly. U.S. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 79–85. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Wesling, Meg (2011), Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines, America and the long 19th century, NYU Press, p. 54, ISBN 9780814794760 .
  5. ^ Orig, Princess (2002), "Kayumanggi versus Maputi: 100 Years of America's White Aesthetics in Philippine Literature", in McFerson, Hazel M., Mixed Blessing: The Impact of the American Colonial Experience on Politics and Society in the Philippines, World View of Social Issues, 41, Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313307911 . See in particular p. 113.
  6. ^ "FRANCISCA TIRONA-BENITEZ" (PDF). National Historical Institute of the Philippines. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 

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