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Chief Justice Cayetano S. Arellano

Tenure: June 15, 1901 - April 01, 1920
Appointed by: Mckinley

Birthdate: March 02, 1847
Died: December 23, 1920

Place of Birth: Orion, Bataan

Children: Asuncion

  1. Elementary: Colegio de San Pedro y San Pablo
  2. High School: San Juan de Letran
  3. College: Philosophy, University of Sto. Tomas, 1862
  4. Bachelor of Law, 1876
  5. Docorate of Laws, honoris causa, Yale University;

Professional Career:
  1. Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Malolos Republic, Decree of 15 July 1898
  2. Faculty, Civil and Criminal Law and Administrative Law, October 19, 1898
  3. Chairman of the Board, Formulating Plans for Organizing the Courts of Justice, 1899
  4. Regidor (councilor) in the City of Manila;
  5. Magistrado Suplente of the Audiencia Teritorial de Manila;
  6. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1901
  7. Retired in April 12, 1920

  1. One of the eighteen men appointed by gubernatorial decree (9 May 1898) to the Consultative Assembly;
  2. First Filipino Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, American Civil Government, 1901;
  3. First Filipino to win the highest esteem and admiration of the American Government during the early American occupation;
  4. Representative, United States and the Philippines to the International Congress of Jurists in St. Louis, 1904;

Professional and Civil Organizations:

  1. Batacan, Delfin. The Supreme Court in Philippine History - From Arellano to Concepcion. QC: Central Lawbook Pub., Co., 1972. p.10.
  2. Illustration, in Encyclopedia of the Philippines. Edited by Zoilo Galang. Manila: Exequiel Flow, 1950. Vol. III, p. 257.
  3. In Memoriam, in Cornejo's Commonwealth Directory of the Philippines. Compiled, edited & published by Miguel R. Cornejo, 1939. p.942.
  4. The Life of Cayetano S. Arellano: Patriot, Statesman and Jurists by Jose Batungbacal. Manila: University Book Supply, 1962. 50p. Paras, Corazon and Ramon Ricardo A. Roque. The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Pasig City, Anvil Pub., 2000. p. 57-61. Paras, Corazon De Leon and Ma. Corona Salcedo-Romero. The Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (A Biographical Directory). Manila: Rex Book Store, 1971. p. 21. Sevilla, Victor J. Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. QC: New Day Publishers, 1984. Vol. I, p. 4-11.
  5. Souvenir of the Oblation to the Late Cayetano S. Arellano to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of His Birth. Manila: UST, 1947. 29p.
  6. Ten Great Filipinos, in Encyclopedia of the Philippines. Edited by Zoilo Galang. Manila: Exequiel Flow, 1950. Vol. III, p. 256-264.

  1. Chief Justice Cayetano S. Arellano. 12 Lawyers J No. 3, 102 (Mar. 31, 1947).
  2. Discurso Pronunciado Por El Diputado Claro M. Recto
  3. En El Acto Necrologico En Honor Del Presidente De La Corte Suprema Don Cayetano S. Arellano. 7 Lawyers J 648 (Aug. 15, 1939)
  4. In Memoriam (editorial). 12 Lawyers J No. 3, 101 (Mar. 31, 1947)
  5. The Inspiration of Chief Justice Arellano. 34 Lawyers J No. 4, 121 (April 30, 1969)
  6. Liwag, Juan R. The Ideal Filipino Jurist. 28 Lawyers J No. 3, 65 (Mar. 31, 1963)
  7. The Supreme Court story. 1 Barrister Bul No. 3, 6 (June 1989)

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