Jaime C DE VEYRA Resident Commissioner | The US Presidents

Jaime C DE VEYRA Resident Commissioner

YEARS 1873-1963
OFFICE Resident Commissioner
STATE/TERRITORY Philippine Islands
PARTY Nationalist
CONGRESS(ES) 65th (1917-1919), 66th (1919-1921), 67th (1921-1923)

Jaime C DE VEYRA Biography

de VEYRA, Jaime C., a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Tanauan, Leyte Province, Leyte, Philippine Islands, November 4, 1873; attended public and private schools in Leyte Province; B.A. Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila, P.I., 1893; attended University of Santo Tomas, Manila, P.I., 1895-1897; secretary to the military governor of Leyte Province, 1898-1899; journalist; newspaper editor; member of the Cebu City, P.I. municipal council, 1901; Governor of Leyte Province, P.I., 1906-1907; member of the Philippine assembly, 1907-1912; member of the Philippine commission 1913-1917, executive secretary, 1916-1917; elected as a Nacionalista to the Sixty-fifth Congress for a three-year term and reelected to a succeeding term (January 10, 1917-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; faculty, University of the Philippines, Manila, P.I., 1925-1936; director, Institute of National Language, Manila, P.I., 1936-1944; assistant director, National Library of the Philippines, Manila, P.I.; staff, Office of the President of the Philippines, 1946; died on March 7, 1963, in Manila, P.I.; interment at La Loma Cemetery, Manila, P.I. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

The New York Public Library Manuscripts & Archives Section New York, NY Papers: In the George F. Parker Papers, ca. 1919-1926, 0.6 linear foot. Other authors include Jaime C. De Veyra. University of Michigan Special Collections Library Ann Arbor, MI Papers: In the Anti-Imperialist League Papers, 1903-1922, 597 items and 5 volumes. Other authors include Jaime D. De Veyra.


Beyer, Henry Otley and Jaime C. DeVeyra. Philippine Saga: A Pictorial History of the Archipelago Since Time Began. Manila: Philippines: Capitol Publishing House, 1953. De Veyra, Jaime C. Filipinismos en lingua española. Manila, Philippines: Nueva Era Press, 1951. ___. La hispanidad en Filipinas. Madrid, Spain: Publicaciones del Círculo Filipino, 1961. ___. Tandaya O Kandaya. Manila, Philippines: Impr. “Cultura Filipina”, 1912. De Veyra, Jaime C. and Mariano Ponce. Enfemérides filipinas. Manila, Philippines: I.R. Morales, 1914.

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