Ramon Magsaysay

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Ramon F. Magsaysay Sr.

7th President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1953 – March 17, 1957
Vice PresidentCarlos P. Garcia
Preceded byElpidio Quirino
Succeeded byCarlos P. Garcia
Secretary of National Defense
In office
January 1, 1954 – May 14, 1954
Preceded byOscar Castelo
Succeeded bySotero B. Cabahug
In office
September 1, 1950 – February 28, 1953
PresidentElpidio Quirino
Preceded byRuperto Kangleon
Succeeded byOscar Castelo
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Zambales' Lone District
In office
May 28, 1946 – September 1, 1950
Preceded byValentin Afable
Succeeded byEnrique Corpus
Personal details
Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay

(1907-08-31)August 31, 1907
Iba, Zambales, Philippine Islands
DiedMarch 17, 1957(1957-03-17) (aged 49)
Balamban, Cebu, Philippines
Cause of deathAirplane crash
Resting placeManila North Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista Party (1953–1957)
Liberal Party[1][2] (1946–1953)
Luz Banzon
(m. 1933; his death 1957)
Alma materJosé Rizal University
ProfessionEngineer, Soldier
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Army
Years of service1942–1945
Unit31st Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay KGE GCC QSC MGH (August 31, 1907 – March 17, 1957) was a Filipino politician. He was the seventh President of the Philippines, from December 30, 1953 until his death in a plane crash. He was elected president under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ramon Magsaysay." Microsoft Student 2009 [DVD]. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corporation, 2008.
  2. Molina, Antonio. The Philippines: Through the centuries. Manila: University of Sto. Tomas Cooperative, 1961. Print.