Manuel Luis Quezon Biography, Achievements, Issues, Officials

Manuel Luis Quezon was a Filipino lawyer and politician. He served as the 2nd president of the Republic of the Philippines.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Manuel Luis Quezon
Nickname –> MLQ
Birth Date –> August 19, 1878
Died –> August 1, 1944 in New York, USA (aged 65)
Cause of Death –> Tuberculosis
Hometown –> Baler, Aurora, Philippines

Wife –> Aurora Aragon ​(married 1918)
Children –> 4 including Zeneida “Nini” Quezon Avanceña
Grandchildren an Great Grandchildren –> Manolo Quezon, Ricky Avanceña

College –> Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Degree –>
Law School –> University of Santo Tomas

Political Career / Work Experiences
1935-1944 – President
1916-1935 – Senator (19 years)
1907-1916 – Congressman
* Former Governor of Tayabas (now Quezon Province)
* Former Councilor of Lucena
* Former Fiscal of Mindoro and Tayabas
* Former Surveyor
* Former Clerk

Major Achievements
– Filipinization of the Philippine Government
– Reorganization of the Philippine Government
– Economic Development
– Agrarian Reform as part of Social Justice Policies
– Establishment of Tagalog as National Language
– Women’s Suffrage
– Accommodation of Jewish Refugees from Fascist Governments of Europe

RELATED: List of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Philippines

See also: Biography of Manuel L. Quezon in Tagalog

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