Lorenzo Sumulong

The Honourable
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
PresidentFerdinand Marcos
Preceded byFernando Lopez
Succeeded byJose Roy
Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from Rizal's 2nd District
In office
May 25, 1946 – December 30, 1949
Preceded byEmilio de la Paz
Succeeded byEmilio de la Paz
Personal details
Born(1905-09-05)September 5, 1905
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippine Islands
DiedOctober 21, 1997(1997-10-21) (aged 92)
Political partyLiberal, Nacionalista

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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