Quintin Paredes

Quintin Paredes (September 9, 1884-January 30, 1973) was a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

He was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines. He graduated from the law school of Manila in 1907. He was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Manila.

He was appointed fourth prosecuting attorney on July 9, 1908, first prosecuting attorney on November 1, 1913, and served until March 1, 1917. He later served on the faculty and became dean of the law school of Manila from 1913 to 1917. He served as solicitor general in 1917 and 1918, as attorney general 1918-1920, and as secretary of justice in 1920 and 1921.Parades was a member of the first parliamentary mission to the United States in 1919. He resumed the practice of law in Manila two years later.

He was elected a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in 1925, 1928, 1931, and 1934. He servrd as speaker in 1929, 1930, and 1931 and again in 1934. He was member of the Philippine Assembly in 1935. He was appointed as a Nationalist on December 21, 1935. He was the first Resident Commissioner under the Tydings-McDuffie law creating the Philippine Commonwealth Government, and served from February 14, 1936, until his resignation on September 29, 1938. He again took up law. He was again elected a member of the Philippine Assembly in 1938, and was a member of the Philippine Senate from 1941 to 1945, again in 1950, and from 1955 to 1961. He served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1946 to 1949. He became a resident of Bangued, Philippines, until his death in Manila.

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