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Benito Legarda y Tuason (September 27, 1853 – August 27, 1915) was a Filipino legislator who was a member of the Philippine Commission of the American colonial Insular Government, the government's legislature, and later a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands to the United States Congress.
|Resident Commissioner of the Philippines|
November 22, 1907 – March 3, 1912
|Appointed by||William Howard Taft|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Earnshaw|
Benito Legarda y Tuason
September 27, 1853
Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||August 27, 1915 (aged 61)|
|Alma mater||University of Santo Tomas|
Early life and educationEdit
He was born in Manila, Spanish Philippines on September 27, 1853 to a Chinese
He started his political life as a member of President Emilio Aguinaldo's cabinet at Malolos and vice president of the Filipino Congress. He later became a member of the Philippine Commission 1901 and was elected as a Resident Commissioner to the Sixtieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (November 22, 1907 - March 3, 1912). He was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-third Congress in 1912, in large part due to opposition to his candidacy from the Philippine Assembly. He founded the Federalista Party during the early part of the 20th century. He was an upper-class Filipino who cooperated with the United States.
- United States Congress. "Benito Legarda (id: L000218)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Resident Commissioner from the Philippines to the United States Congress
Served alongside: Pablo Ocampo and Manuel L. Quezon
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