Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos at the White House
President of the Philippines
In office:

January 1, 1961 - September 28, 1989

Preceded by:
Succeeded by: Imelda Marcos
Senator from Ilocos Norte
In office:

1953 - 1961

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown
Member of the Filipino House of Representatives
In office:

1949 - 1953

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown

Mayor of Liberty

In office:

November 19, 1994 - December 5, 1999

Preceded by: Donald Mackenzie
Succeeded by:
Born: September 11 1917, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Died: September 28, 1989, Malacanan Palace, Manila, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino
Political party:

National Party (1948 - 1972)

Movement for a New Society (1972 - 1989)

Spouse: Imelda Marcos (1954 - 1989)

Maria, Ferdinand Jr., Irene

Alma mater: Harvard University
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Religion: Roman Catholic

Early Life

Early Political Career

Marcos was elected a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in the inaugural 1948 election. His political rise was meteoric, becoming the leader of the nationalists in the House of Representatives in 1951, and chair of the house committee on economic affairs.

In 1952 he became a senator, and was appointed chair of the senate committee on domestic affairs. In this position he took responsibility for the sharp economic boom caused by an American economic loan.

As early as 1953 he had been tipped for the presidency, and briefly considered running in the 1954 presidential elections. Instead he chose not to run, instead securing his dominance of the national party and assuming powers equal to that of a head of government.


First Term 1961 - 1967

Second Term 1967 - 1973

Third Term 1973 - 1979

Fourth Term 1979 - 1985

Fifth Term 1985 - 1989

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