Edward Pangelinan

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Eddie Pangelinan
Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 1978 – January 1984
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byFroilan Tenorio
Personal details
Born (1941-10-24) October 24, 1941 (age 79)
Saipan, Mariana Islands, South Pacific Mandate
Political partyDemocratic (Before 1983)
Republican (1983–present)
EducationUniversity of Guam
George Washington University (BA)
Howard University (JD)

Edward D.L.G. Pangelinan was a politician from the Northern Mariana Islands who served as the Resident Representative from the Northern Mariana Islands to the United States House of Representatives from 1978 – 1984. He also served as the Chairman of the Marianas Political Status Commission which established the present political union between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States.[1][2] In 1983, he switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.[3] He lost reelection to Froilan Tenorio in the 1984 general election. He later became a lobbyist for the Northern Mariana Islands.[4]

His son James, is a Colonel in the United States Army and the highest-ranking member of the United States Army from the Northern Mariana Islands.[5]


  1. ^ "Covenant". Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Law Revision Commission. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ Demapan, Daisy (2016-01-11). "Camacho, a pioneer of the CNMI, is laid to rest". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ Porter, Kit (1993). "Starting Northern Marianas College: A Negotiation Perspective" (PDF).
  4. ^ Sablan, Michael S. "Survey of CNMI-Contracted Lobbyists Activities January 1994 through September 2001" (PDF). Saipan: Office of the Public Auditor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  5. ^ Sablan, Gregorio (June 26, 2018). "Commendation of Col. James G. Pangelinan". Congressional Record. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Publishing Office. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
New constituency Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Froilan Tenorio