Francisco Afan Delgado

Francisco Afan Delgado

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Francisco Afan Delgado, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Bulacan Province, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1886. Delagado were cousins to Jose Maria Delgado and uncle to Antonio C. Delgado, Philippine Ambassadors to The Vatican and a descendant of General Martin Delgado.

Studied at San Juan de Letran, Ateneo de Manila, Colegio Filipino, Los Angeles (Calif.) High School, and Compton (Calif.) Union High School; Indiana University at Bloomington, LL.B., 1907 and Yale University, LL.M., 1909; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.

Francisco Afan Delgado returned to the Philippine Islands in 1908 and was employed with the Philippine Government as a law clerk and later as chief of the law division of the executive bureau until 1913, when he returned to the private practice of law; served in the Philippine National Guard in 1918; member of the National Council of Defense for the Philippines in 1918; served in the Philippine house of representatives 1931-1935; elected as a Nationalist a Resident Commissioner to the United States and served from January 3, 1935, until February 14, 1936, when a successor qualified in accordance with the new form of government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; appointed justice of the court of appeals February 1936-1937; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the International Committee of Jurists at Washington, D.C., and to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in...
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