Jose A. Clarin
Senator Jose A. Clarin was born in 1879. He hailed from the town of Tagbilaran. He studied at College of Cebu and in the Escuela de Derecho, where he graduated in 1904 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
Admired and loved for his sincerity of purpose and honesty of conviction, the Senator from the Eleventh District, comprising the provinces of Surigao. Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Bohol had a very colorful public career. He was a member of the Philippine Assembly; and since the creation of the Philippine Senate under the Jones law in 1916 he had been a member of that body up to the time of his sudden death in 1935. He was one of the Philippine’s outstanding parliamentarians. For Years he was Senate President ProTempore. He was highly respected both by his colleagues and political adversaries for his humor and uprightness.
He was delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1934 from the second district of Bohol and was a member of the committee on sponsorship.
He died a bachelor.