Jose Maria Veloso

Jose Maria Morte Veloso (30 April 1886 – 13 April 1969) was a Filipino lawyer, politician and legislator. Son of Isidro Veloso and Casiana Morte and educated at Cebu's Seminary College in 1903, he proceeded to take up law at the University of Santo Tomas, became a lawyer in 1909 in the same year he graduated from the university, and in the next year, established a law firm called Veloso and Singson.

Jose Maria Veloso
Senator of the Philippines for the 9th District
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Member of the House of Representative
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Governor of Leyte
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Personal details
BornApril 30, 1886
DiedApril 30, 1969
  • Isidro Veloso
  • Casiana Morte
Alma mater

From 1912–1922, he was the Governor of the province of Leyte although he renounced the position on his second term from 1916–1919.[1] He was also elected as representative of Leyte's third district from 1922 to 1925, the first district from 1935–1938, National Assembly during World War II from 1943–1944, and 1st Congress of the post-war Commonwealth for the province's 5th district in 1945.[2][3] He was voted Senator (1916–1919, 1925–1935) and Congressman (1922–1925, 1935–1938, 1943–1945).[1][4]

His family later on became one of the oldest political dynasties in the country and oldest in Leyte, pre-dating that of the Romualdezes whose descendants include Imelda Marcos.[3][5]


  1. ^ a b "Jose Ma. Veloso". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "ROSTER OF PHILIPPINE LEGISLATORS". House of Representative. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Political clans' millennials secure key posts in Leyte, Samar". Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  4. ^ "List of Previous Senators". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Leyte officials take oath, reaffirm alliance with Petillas". Retrieved 2019-07-05.