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Sergio Osmeña

Sergio Osmeña 01 Sergio Osmeña (September 9, 1878 – October 19, 1961) was the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He was Vice President under Manuel L. Quezon, and rose to the presidency upon Quezon’s death in 1944. He was a founder of Nacionalista Party.

Osmeña is the patriarch of the prominent Osmeña family, which includes his son (former Senator Sergio Osmeña, Jr.) and his grandsons (Senators Sergio Osmeña III and John Henry Osmeña), ex-Governor (Lito Osmeña and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña).

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  • Born : September 9, 1878
  • Birthplace : Cebu City, Cebu
  • Died : October 19, 1961 (aged 83), Quezon City
  • Birth name : Sergio Osmeña
  • Mother : Juana Osmeña y Suico
  • Nationality : Filipino
  • Ethnic Affiliation : Cebuano
  • Schoolos Attended :
    • Elementary,University of San Carlos, Cebu (1892)
    • Bachelor of Arts, valedictorian, Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1894)
    • Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
    • Doctor of Laws honoris causa, University of Santo Tomas, November (1929)
    • University of the Philippines (October, 1930)
  • Political party : Nacionalista Party
  • Other political affiliations : Partido Nacionalista (1907-21), Partido Nacionalista (”Unipersonalista”) (1922), Partido Nacionalista Consolidado (1923-33), Partido Nacionalista (“Pro”) (1934), Nacionalista Coalition (Coalition Party) (1935-1937), Partido Nacionalista (1937-1946)
  • Spouse(s) :
    • Estefania Veloso (married 1901, died 1918)
    • Esperanza Limjap (married 1920)
  • Children:
    • Vicente Osmeña
    • Nicasio Osmeña
    • Milagros Osmeña
    • Teodoro Osmeña
    • Jose Osmeña
    • Sergio Osmeña, Jr.
    • Ramon Osmeña
    • Rosalina Osmeña
    • Victor Osmeña
  • Profession : Lawyer, Journalist
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
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