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|Born||March 31, 1884
Lipa, Batangas, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||December 4, 1940
Teodoro Kalaw was a Filipino scholar who studied Jose Rizal's life and writings, a legislator, and historian.
He was born in Lipa, Batangas on March 31, 1884. He studied at the Escuela de Derecho. He was a bar topnotcher having obtained a "grade of 100 percent in civil law and three other subjects."
In 1916 he was appointed director of the National Library, then later Interior Secretary.
He became a Mason in 1907, then later became grand master at age 31. On June 15, 1932, he was made a 33° Mason in the Scottish Rite of Masonry.
Kalaw was a member of the Academy of Political Science, American Social and Political Science; Sociedad Americana de Derecho Internacional; Real Academia Hispano Americano de Ciencias y Artes, of whose Philippine Section he became president in 1925; Associacion Hispano-Filipina, and the Philippine Library Association.
He died on December 4, 1940.
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