Crispín Oben

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Crispín Oben (January 7, 1876 – August 29, 1947) was born in Lumban, Laguna, Philippines. He finished his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1895. He then proceeded to study at the University of Santo Tomas from 1895–1898. He studied Law at the Escuela de Derecho from 1900–1902. He was a member of the First Philippine Assembly in 1907 representing the second district of Laguna. He was married to Victoria Capistrano with whom he had twelve children, four of whom became nuns.


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