Quintin Paredes served as Solicitor General in 1917 and 1918, as Attorney-General
from 1918 to 1920, and as Secretary of Justice from 1920 to 1921.
With the creation of the Philippine Commonwealth Government, Paredes became its first
Resident Commissioner, serving from February 1936, until his resignation on September
In 1938 he was again elected a member of the Philippine Assembly. He was also elected
as a member of the Senate from 1941 to 1945 that did not sit in session due to the
onset of World War II and the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.
Paredes was elected as a Senator in 1949 and finished his second term in 1961. He
briefly became the President of the Philippine Senate in 1952.