Carlos P. Romulo

Filipino politician and diplomat

1899   -   1985

country of citizenship: Philippines
educated at: University of the Philippines, Columbia University
occupation: diplomat, journalist, politician
award received: Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, Presidential Medal of Merit, Purple Heart, National Artist of the Philippines, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III, Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise, United Nations Peace Medal, doctor honoris causa
position held: President of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Resident Commissioner of the Philippines, President of the University of the Philippines, ambassador, non-voting member of the US House of Representatives

Carlos Peña Rómulo, (14 January 1898 – 15 December 1985) was a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a publisher at 32. He was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, a general in the US Army and the Philippine Army, university president, President of the UN General Assembly, was eventually named one of the Philippines' National Artists in Literature, and was the recipient of many other honors and honorary degrees. His hometown is Camiling, Tarlac and he studied at the Camiling Central Elementary School during his basic education.
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