Hon. Felix Angelo Bautista
1948 - 1950
Born in Malolos, Bulacan on 20 May 1896 to Felix Bautista and Leocadia Angelo, Felix Angelo Bautista started his schooling in the public schools of Malolos and in the provincial high school under American teachers. He then went to Ateneo de Manila graduating magna cum laude in 1915 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He finished law in the University of the Philippines in 1918 and passed the bar that same year. Before engaging in the practice of law, he went to Georgetown University and obtained his masters of law degree.
His service in government started in 1920 when he was appointed Assistant Attorney in the Philippine National Bank. He was later transferred to the Bureau of Justice as Assistant Fiscal. In 1938, he was promoted to assistant solicitor general. He was promoted Judge-at-Large in 1939 and a year later, as District Judge. During the early part of the Japanese regime, he was Chief of the Law and Research Division of the Ministry of Justice. In 1943, he was re-appointed as Judge-at-Large. In 1946, he served as Undersecretary of Justice. (Paras, Corazon de Leon and Salcedo, Ma. Corona: “The Justices of the Supreme Court”, A Biographical Directory; p. 126-127, 1971.) He was appointed Solicitor General in April 1948 and served until October 20, 1950 when he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Felix Angelo Bautista was married to Concepcion Jison with whom he had six children.