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From 1907 until 1946, the Philippinesmarker sent what were called Resident Commissioners to the United States House of Representatives to represent the island state, which was a U.S.marker territory from 13 August 1898 (on 15 November 1935 it became the Commonwealth of the Philippines). The authority for the office of the Resident Commissioner from the Philippines came from the Philippine Bill (1902) section 8, Philippine Autonomy Act (Jones Law 1916) section 20, and Philippine Independence Act (Tydings-McDuffie Act 1934) section 7(5). The Resident Commissioners could speak and otherwise participate in the business of the House, but did not have voting rights. Two were sent until 1937 when it changed to one.

The below-named men served sequentially in the office of Resident Commissioner from the Philippines:

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