Arsenio Lacson

Politician

1912 – 1962

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Who was Arsenio Lacson?

Arsenio H. Lacson was a Filipino journalist and politician who gained widespread attention as Mayor of Manila from 1952 to 1962. An active executive likened by Time and The New York Times to New York's Fiorello La Guardia, he was the first Manila mayor to be reelected to three terms. Nicknamed "Arsenic" and described as "a good man with a bad mouth", Lacson's fiery temperament became a trademark of his political and broadcasting career. He died suddenly from a stroke amidst talk that he was planning to run in the 1965 presidential election.

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Born
Dec 26, 1912
Talisay City
Profession
Education
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • University of Santo Tomas
Lived in
  • Manila
  • Negros Occidental
Died
Apr 15, 1962
Manila
Resting place
Manila North Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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