Jose P. Laurel


Jose P. Laurel José Paciano Laurel y García (March 9, 1891 – November 6, 1959) was the president of the Republic of the Philippines, a Japanese-sponsored administration during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Since the administration of President Diosdado Macapagal (1961–1965), Laurel has been recognized as a legitimate president of the Philippines. José Paciano Laurel was born on March 9, 1891 in the town of Tanauan, Batangas. His parents were Sotero Laurel, Sr. and Jacoba García. His father had been an official in the revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo and a signatory to the 1898 Malolos Constitution. While a teen, Laurel was indicted for attempted murder when he almost killed a rival suitor of his girlfriend. While studying and finishing law school, he argued for and received an acquittal. Laurel received his law degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1915, where he studied under Dean George A. Malcolm, whom he would later succeed on the Supreme Court. He then obtained a Master of Laws degree from University of Santo Tomas in 1919. Laurel then attended Yale Law School, where he obtained a Doctorate of Law. Laurel began his life in public service while a  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Jose Laurel
Date of birth
Place of birth
Tanauan City
Pacencia Laurel
Jose Laurel, Jr. Arsenio Laurel Salvador Laurel Sotero Laurel
Politician, Lawyer

Political career

Party From To
Nacionalista Party


Institution From To
University of the Philippines
Yale Law School
University of Santo Tomas
University of the Philippines College of Law
Yale University


Date of death
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death

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