Ramon V. Mitra, Jr.
Senator Mitra was born in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on February 4, 1928 to Ramon P. Mitra and Purification Villarosa.
He attended public schools in Palawan and took his secondary school in San Beda College, Manila. He finished his Liberal Arts degree in Baguio City and obtained his Bachelor of Laws in San Beda.
He was appointed Philippine Foreign Service Officer at Washington, D.C. and United Nations from 1954 to 1961, then on 1961 he was special assistant to the Office of the President. Senator Mitra became a senior technical assistant to the Office of the Mayor of Manila from 1962 up to 1965 and was head of Philippine National Oil Company in 1998.
Senator Mitra had a life-long involvement with cattles. He was Chairman of the Farm Management Enterprises Corporation which owned and operate farm cattles ranches and breeder of gamecocks, thoroughbred horses and cattles.
He was elected congressman representing Palawan for two terms from 1965 up to 1973 and resigned during midterm and was elected senator in 1971, only to find his term cut short by Martial Law. After the Edsa revolt in 1986, Mitra was appointed as Agriculture Secretary but became a Congressman eventually winning as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1917.
He was married to Cecilia Aldeguer Blanco with whom he had six children.