Joaquín Miguel Elizalde
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|Joaquín Miguel D. Elizalde|
|Secretary of Foreign Affairs|
1952 – December 30, 1953
|Preceded by||Carlos P. Romulo|
|Succeeded by||Carlos P. Garcia|
|Preceded by||Elpidio Quirino|
|Succeeded by||Carlos P. Romulo|
|Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands|
September 29, 1938 – August 9, 1944
|Preceded by||Quintin Paredes|
|Succeeded by||Carlos P. Romulo|
|Born||Joaquín Miguel Elizalde Díaz
August 2, 1896
Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||February 9, 1965
Washington, D.C., United States
|Service/branch||Philippine Commonwealth Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Elizalde was born on August 2, 1896 in Manila, the eldest child of José Joaquín Elizalde (who was the Philippine-born son of Joaquín Marcelino Elizalde e Irrisarri, an immigrant from Elizondo in Navarre, Spain) and Carmen Díaz y Monreau (who was from Spain). His siblings were Juan Miguel, Angel, Manuel ("Manolo"), Federico and Carmenchu.
Appointment in Quezon's Government
Elizalde was an industrialist and financier and economic adviser to President Manuel L. Quezon in 1937 and 1938. He became a member of the National Economic Council 1937–1941 and 1952 and 1953, and of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs in 1936 and 1937. He was also a member of the Council of State 1936 to 1941 and 1952 to 1953 and served as Major of the Cavalry Reserve, Philippine Army.
As Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives
Elizalde was appointed as a Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives on September 29, 1938, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Quintin Paredes and served until his resignation on August 9, 1944 and became a member of the war cabinet of President Manuel L. Quezon in 1941.
As International Monetary Fund governor
In 1946, he became a member of the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund and of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development until 1950 and was the Philippine ambassador to the United States from July 6, 1946 until January 1952.
He was the first of only two former US congressmen to later serve as an ambassador from another country. 
Secretary of Foreign Affairs under President Quirino
He also served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines from 1948 to 1950 and 1952 to 1953, both under the administration of President Elpidio Quirino and an economic adviser to the Philippine Mission at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador from 1956 to 1965.
Retirement & death
He was a resident of Moreland Farms, Adamstown, Maryland. He died on February 9, 1965 and was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Carrollton Manor, Maryland.
- United States Congressional Delegations from Philippines
- Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)
- List of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States Congress
- United States Congress. "Joaquín Miguel Elizalde (id: E000108)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Resident Commissioner from the Philippines to the United States Congress
Carlos P. Romulo
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