Joaquin Miguel ELIZALDE, Congress, PI (1896-1965)


ELIZALDE, Joaquin Miguel, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippines; born in Manila, Philippine Islands, August 2, 1896; attended St. Joseph’s College at London, England, and Dr. Schmidt’s Institute at St. Gallen, Switzerland; industrialist and financier; economic adviser to President Manuel L. Quezon in 1937 and 1938; member of the National Economic Council 1937-1941 and 1952 and 1953, and of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs in 1936 and 1937; member of the Council of State 1936-1941 and 1952 and 1953; served as major, Cavalry reserve, Philippine Army; appointed as a Resident Commissioner to the United States on September 29, 1938, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Quintin Paredes and served until his resignation on August 9, 1944; member of the war cabinet of President Manuel L. Quezon 1941-1944; member of the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund and of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1946-1950; appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States on July 6, 1946, in which capacity he served until January 1952; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines 1952 and 1953; economic adviser to the Philippine Mission at the United Nations, with rank of Ambassador, 1956-1965; was a resident of Moreland Farms, Adamstown, Md.; died in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1965; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Carrollton Manor, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present