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Chief Justice Enrique M. Fernando

Tenure: July 02, 1979 - July 24, 1985
Appointed by: Marcos

Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Died: October 13, 2004
Place of Birth: Malate, Manila

  1. Secondary: Araullo High School
  2. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, magna cum laude, 1938
  3. Passed the Bar Exam, 13th place, 1938
  4. Master of Laws, Yale, 1948
  5. LL.D., honoris causa, Centro Escolar University
  6. LL.D., honoris causa, Sungyukwan University, Seoul, Korea
Professional Career:
  1. Assistant and later Associate, Revilla and Yulo Law Firm
  2. Junior Partner, Padilla, Carlos, and Fernando Law Firm
  3. Partner, with his wife, Emma Quisumbing-Fernando Law Firm
  4. Professor, College of Law, University of the Philippines, 1941 – 1951
  5. Associate Commissioner, Code Commission, 1954 – 1963
  6. Advisory, Staff of President Ramon Magsaysay
  7. Adviser on constitutional matters, President Carlos P. Garcia
  8. Presidential Counsel, President Ferdinand E. Marcos
  9. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court in 1967
  10. Chief Justice, Supreme Court, 1979
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