Pedro Tenorio

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Pedro Tenorio
Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg
Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 12, 1998 – January 14, 2002
Lieutenant Jesus Sablan
Preceded by Froilan Tenorio
Succeeded by Juan Babauta
In office
January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990
Lieutenant Pedro Agulto Tenorio
Preceded by Carlos Camacho
Succeeded by Lorenzo Guerrero
Personal details
Born Pedro Pangelinan Tenorio
(1934-04-18) April 18, 1934 (age 82)
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sofi Tenorio[1]
Alma mater University of Guam

Pedro "Teno" Pangelinan Tenorio (born April 18, 1934) is a Northern Mariana Islander politician who was the second and fifth elected Governor of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

With 12 years in office, Tenorio is the longest-serving Governor in CNMI history.


Tenorio was born on Saipan. He graduated from George Washington High School in Guam and attended the University of Guam. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a shipping executive, and a supervisor for a Naval technical and training unit. He first served in the House of Representatives of the Congress of Micronesia and subsequently became a member of the Marianas District Legislature. In 1978, when the Northern Mariana Islands became a U.S. commonwealth (CNMI), he was elected vice president of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate in the first commonwealth legislature and chairman of the Programs Committee. He was elected president of the senate in 1980. Sworn in as governor in 1982, he was reelected for a second term in 1985. He was elected Governor again in November 1997 and was inaugurated on January 12, 1998.[2]


  1. ^ "First Lady leads the creation of CNMI Chapter of Make-a-Wish Foundation". Saipan Tribune. 1999-09-01. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  2. ^ "NGA Profile of Pedro P. Tenorio". National Governor's Association. 2004. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Camacho
Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Guerrero
Preceded by
Froilan Tenorio
Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Juan Babauta