Jaime C. de Veyra

Jaime Carlos de Veyra (November 4, 1873 – March 7, 1963) was a Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands.

Jaime Carlos de Veyra
Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1923
Serving with Teodoro R. Yangco (1917-1920)
Isauro Gabaldon (1920-1923)
Preceded byManuel Earnshaw
Succeeded byPedro Guevara
Chairman of the Institute of National Language
In office
Professor and Head, Department of Spanish, University of the Philippines
In office
Member of the Philippine National Assembly from Leyte's Fourth District
In office
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byFrancisco Enage
Governor of Leyte
In office
Personal details
Born(1873-11-04)November 4, 1873
Tanauan, Leyte, Captaincy General of the Philippines
DiedMarch 7, 1963(1963-03-07) (aged 89)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista

Early lifeEdit

He was born on November 4, 1873, in Tanauan, Province of Leyte, Philippine Islands.

Education and Law practiceEdit

He attended public and private schools, and he finished college at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila in 1893. He studied law, philosophy, and letters in the University of Santo Tomas at Manila 1895–1897.

Political careerEdit

In 1898 and 1899 he served as secretary to the Military Governor of Leyte. He engaged in newspaper work. He was a member of the municipal council of Cebu. He became Governor of Leyte in 1906 and 1907 and a member of the Philippine house of representatives 1907–1909. He was a member of the Philippine Commission 1913–1916 and executive secretary of the Philippine Islands in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States in 1917; and was reelected in 1920 and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923. He was declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922. He engaged in journalistic work during 1923 he became head of the department of Spanish, University of the Philippines at Manila, 1925–1936. From 1937 to 1944. de Veyra was the director of the Institute of National Language. He also served as historical researcher in charge of manuscripts and publications, National Library and historical researcher, Office of the President, 1946.

Personal lifeEdit

Jaime de Veyra married clubwoman Sofia Reyes in 1907. They had four children,[1] Their son Manuel E. de Veyra was a doctor during World War II serving at Bataan.[2] Their son Jesus de Veyra became a judge, and dean of the Ateneo Law School from 1976 to 1981.[3]

Sofia Reyes de Veyra died in 1953, aged 77 years.[4] Jaime de Veyra died in Manila, Philippines on March 7, 1963.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "On Equality with Husbands" Galena Weekly Republican (18 August 1922): 6. via Newspapers.com 
  2. ^ Manuel E. de Veyra, Doctor at Bataan 1941-1942 (New Day Publishers 1991). ISBN 9789711004606
  3. ^ "The Early Years" Ateneo Law Journal.
  4. ^ Rosario Avila de Veyra, Faith, Work, Success: An Appraisal of the Life and Work of Sofia Reyes de Veyra (University of San Carlos, 1959).

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Manuel Earnshaw
Resident Commissioner from the Philippines to the United States Congress
Served alongside: Teodoro R. Yangco and Isauro Gabaldon
Succeeded by
Pedro Guevara

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.