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Benito Legarda
Birth: Sep. 27, 1853
Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Death: Aug. 27, 1915, France

Philippine Statesman. Also known as Benito Legarda Y Tuason, he was a member of one of Manila's richest and most prominent families. He received a law degree from Manila's Saint Thomas University and became a successful businessman. Legarda was a cabinet member and member of the legislature during Emilio Aguinaldo's Revolutionary Government, and he was a member of the first US-Philippine Commission appointed to administer the Philippines when they became a US territory. In 1907 he was elected as one of the Philippines first two Resident Commissioners to the US House of Representatives. Legarda was reelected twice, and served from November, 1907 to March, 1912. He did not run for reelection and returned to the Philippines. Legarda died in Evian les Bains, on Lake Geneva in France's Haute-Savoie Department, while traveling on business in Europe just three years after the completion of his service in Congress. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Manila North Cemetery
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Sep 26, 2007
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Benito Legarda
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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