Melecio Arranz

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Melicio Arranz
5th President pro tempore of the Philippine Senate
In office
May 25, 1946 – December 30, 1949
President Manuel Roxas
Preceded by Elpidio Quirino
Succeeded by Quintín Paredes
Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
July 5, 1945 – May 25, 1946
President Sergio Osmeña
Preceded by Claro M. Recto
Succeeded by Vicente J. Francisco
Senator of the Philippines
In office
July 5, 1945 – December 30, 1951
Senator of the Philippines from the 1st Senatorial District
In office
Serving with Elpidio Quirino
Preceded by Isabelo de los Reyes
Succeeded by Post abolished
Personal details
Born (1888-05-23)May 23, 1888
Alcala, Cagayan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died April 24, 1966(1966-04-24) (aged 77)
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal (1946-1966)
Other political
Partido Nacionalista Consolidado (1928-1935),
Nacionalista (1935-1946)
Spouse(s) Doña Consuelo Argüelles Arranz
Relations Conrado "Dado" Arranz Tinsay II - grandson, Candidate for Congressman 1st District of Capiz May 2013
Children Trinity, Consuelo, Estella, Abelardo, Melecio Jr., Josefina Arranz Tinsay
Residence Ancestral Homes in San Juan, M.M., Alcala, Cagayan, Isabela
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Occupation One of the Original Founders and Front liners of the Liberal Party of the Philippines, Politician
Profession Politician Liberal Party Founder
Religion Roman Catholic
Melecio Arranz Sr. was Low key and gave way to Elpidio Quirino for the Vice-presidency for Party Unity

Melecio Arranz (May 23, 1888 – April 24, 1966) ) was a Filipino politician, born in Alcala, Cagayan.

Early Life and Career[edit]

He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. His government service began in 1914 when he worked as Junior Assistant Engineer at the Bureau of Public Works and became District Engineer of Bataan and Rizal (1919) and later was promoted as Supervising District Engineer.

Political Life[edit]

As Senator, he was elected in 1928 representing the First Senatorial District comprising Cagayan, Isabela, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and Abra. Reelected in 1934, 1941 and 1946, his term ended in 1951. He was the Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines from 1945 to 1946. He was floor leader and Chairman of the Committee on Public Works and Communications (1936) and floor leader and Senate President Pro-Tempore (1946–1949).

In 1947, he was appointed Chief Delegate of the Philippines to the United Nations Commission on Korea.

Arranz coined the term "Solid North".

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Consuelo Arguelles. Melecio's grandson Conrado DADO Tinsay II is following in his footsteps.


He died on April 24, 1966.