Lorenzo Sumulong

Lorenzo Sumulong
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1949 – December 30, 1967
In office
December 30, 1969 – September 23, 1972 [1]
10th Senate President pro tempore of the Philippines
In office
January 17, 1966 – December 30, 1969
President Ferdinand Marcos
Preceded by Fernando Lopez
Succeeded by Jose Roy
Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from Rizal's 2nd District
In office
May 25, 1946 – December 30, 1949
Preceded by Emilio de la Paz
Succeeded by Emilio de la Paz
Personal details
Born (1905-09-05)September 5, 1905
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippine Islands
Died October 21, 1997(1997-10-21) (aged 92)
Political party Liberal, Nacionalista
Profession Lawyer

Lorenzo Sumulong (September 5, 1905 – October 21, 1997) was a Filipino politician who served in the Philippine Senate for four decades, and as a delegate of his country to the United Nations. He was noted for having engaged in a debate with Nikita Khrushchev at the United Nations General Assembly that allegedly provoked the Soviet Union Premier to bang his shoe on a desk.

Early life and education

Sumulong was born in Antipolo, Rizal. [2] He finished law at the University of the Philippines College of Law and went on to top the 1929 bar examinations. [2] In 1932, he obtained a Masters of Law degree from Harvard Law School. [2]

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