Hon. Alexander A. Reyes
Attorney General
1925 - 1927

 

 

 

 

Born in Navotas, Rizal in June 1889 to Andres Reyes and Teresa Ablola, Alexander Reyes received his elementary schooling from private schools. He received secondary instruction from the Rizal Institute (now the Occidental Negros High School) and the Philippine Normal School. He then entered the College of Law of the University of the Philippines and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1914.

 

He entered public service as chief clerk of the law department of the City of Manila. He was appointed Solicitor General on November 12, 1925. He was appointed undersecretary of Justice and later on served as the Secretary of Justice from June 19, 1932 until August 31, 1932. He was made Judge of the Public Service Commission in 1934 and presided over Branch III of the Court of First Instance of Manila from 1934 to 1938. On December 17, 1938, he was appointed Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals.

He was married to Engracia Cruz with whom he had eleven children.