Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Cesar Bengzon

MAY 29, 1896
Cesar Bengzon (May 29, 1896 – September 3, 1992) was born in Camiling, Tarlac. He graduated Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and placed second in the 1919 bar exams. Bengzon was a law clerk, Solicitor General, Undersecretary of Justice under Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy, Court of Appeals Judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of Justice under Pres. Elpidio Quirino and appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Pres. Carlos P. Garcia. He later became the first Filipino to be in the International Court of Justice.

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