Hon. Antonio P. Barredo
1966 - 1968
Born in Malate, Manila on 1 October 1912 to Juan Barredo and Soledad Padagas, Antonio Barredo started his schooling at Malate Catholic School but finished at Sampaloc Elementary School. He completed his high school studies at the Mapa High School and later enrolled in the University of the Philippines where he obtained his degrees in Liberal Arts and Law. Upon passing the Bar examination, he practiced his profession as an associate in the Recto Law Office from 1939 to 1955.
He served the government as Secretary of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments in the Philippine Senate in 1951; Legal counsel of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee in 1953, and of the Philippine Senate from 1954-1955. He was elected Councilor of the 3rd District of Manila in 1956; appointed chief prosecutor of the Citizens Crime Commission, Office of the City Mayor of Manila in 1963; and director of the Peoples Homesite and Housing Corporations from 1951-1961. In 1961, he was named judge of the Court of the First Instance of Bulacan, Branch II, but he did not serve because of the controversial midnight appointments. (“Justices of the Supreme Court”)On January 24, 1966, he was appointed Solicitor General. He was elevated as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court after two years of service as Solicitor General.
Antonio Barredo was married to Justina Gonzales with whom he had two children. Upon her death in 1963, he married Teresita Abanilla with whom he had one child.