Maximo Kalaw was a writer and an associate editor of the Manila Times. He was a professor
of political science at the University of the Philippines and became the first Filipino
to teach in an American university.
Kalaw was also a private secretary to Manuel Quezon and a representative of the 3rd
district of Batangas in the first legislature of the Commonwealth.
As a writer, Kalaw used the English Language. His published works include Usapin
ng mga Pilipino (1915), The Development of Philippine Politics (1926), The Filipino
Rebel: A Romance of the American Occupation of the Philippines (1930), The Philippine
Question: An Analysis (1931), An Introduction to Philippine Social Science (1933),
and Materials for the Constitution (1934).