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Resident Commissioners of the Philippines

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  • Camilo Osías (1889 - 1976)
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  • Joaquin Miguel "Mike" Elizalde (1896 - 1965)
    Sources: accessed on 8/15/2019

When the Philippines was under American colonial rule, the legislative body was the Philippine Commission which existed from 1900 to 1907. The President of the United States appointed the members of the Philippine Commission. Furthermore, two Filipinos served as Resident Commissioners to the House of Representatives of the United States from 1907 to 1935, then only one from 1935 to 1946.

The Resident Commissioner of the Philippines was a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives sent by the Philippines from 1907 until its internationally recognized independence in 1946. It was similar to current non-voting members of Congress such as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico and delegates from Washington, D.C., Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and other United States territories.

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  • "Resident Commissioner Of The Philippines." Wikipedia, 21 Aug 2017. Date accessed: 21 Dec 2017.