Manuel Roxas

President of the Philippines from 1946 to 1948

Manuel Acuna Roxas (January 1, 1892April 15, 1948) was a Filipino politician. He was the President of the Philippine Commonwealth (1946) and the first President of the Third Philippine Republic (1946 - 1948). He was a Minister of the Philippine Commonwealth, Secretary of Finance (1938 – 1941) and Executive Secretary of Third Philippine Republic (1942). The Philippine Commonwealth was abolished after he was elected as President of the Third Philippine Republic.

Manuel A. Roxas
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5th President of the Philippines
(1st President of the Third Philippine Republic)
In office
May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948
Vice PresidentElpidio Quirino
Preceded bySergio Osmeña
Succeeded byElpidio Quirino
2nd President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
July 9, 1945 – May 25, 1946
PresidentSergio Osmeña
Preceded byManuel L. Quezon
Succeeded byJosé Avelino
Senator of the Philippines
In office
July 9, 1945 – May 25, 1946
Secretary of Finance
In office
August 21, 1941 – December 29, 1941
PresidentManuel L. Quezon
Preceded byAntonio de las Alas
Succeeded bySerafin Marabut
2nd Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives
In office
Preceded bySergio Osmeña
Succeeded byQuintin Paredes
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Capiz' 1st District
In office
Preceded byAntonio Habana
Succeeded byRamon A. Arnaldo
Governor of Capiz
In office
Personal details
Manuel Roxas y Acuña

(1892-01-01)January 1, 1892
Capiz (now Roxas City), Capiz Province, Captaincy General of the Philippines
DiedApril 15, 1948(1948-04-15) (aged 56)
Clark Air Base, Philippines
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeManila North Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Political partyLiberal
Other political
Nacionalista (before 1945)
Trinidad de Leon (m. 1921)
ChildrenGerardo Manuel Roxas
Ruby Róxas
Alma materUniversity of Manila
University of the Philippines College of Law
ProfessionLawyer, Soldier
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Commonwealth Army
Years of service1941–1945
Battles/warsWorld War II
* Japanese Occupation of the Philippines (1942 – 1945)
* Philippines Campaign (1944 – 1945)

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