Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura (born June 13, 1941) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at the time of his appointment to the Court was announced on January 31, 2007 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Nachura took his oath of office as Associate Justice on February 7, 2007.
Born in Catbalogan, Samar, Nachura is a graduate of the San Beda College of Law. He placed 7th in the 1967 bar examinations. In addition, he holds a Doctor of Public Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
From his years as a professor of law and a bar reviewer, Nachura has earned wide respect as an expert in political law. He was the Dean of the Arellano Law School from 1992 to 1994. Among his students was international trade lawyer and BusinessWorld columnist Jeremy Gatdula. He resigned as Dean in 1994 to accept an appointment as Undersecretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
In 1998, Nachura was elected congressman in the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District of Samar. He served in the 11th Congress and the 12th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the 13th Congress.
In February 2006, Nachura was named Chief Presidential Legal Counsel by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The following month, Nachura was appointed Solicitor-General by on March 17, 2006, replacing Alfredo Benipayo. In his capacity as Solicitor-General, Nachura has represented the Republic of the Philippines in various cases pending before the courts, including such high-profile cases before the Supreme Court as the People’s Initiative cases decided in October, 2006.
- Name : Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura
- Birthday : June 13, 1941
- Birthplace : Catbalogan, Samar
- Schools attended :
- San Beda College of Law
- Doctor of Public Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
- Spouse : Conchita Sison
- Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, Incumbent (February 7, 2007)
- Congressman, 2nd District of Samar (1998)
- Undersecretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports
- Dean, Arellano Law School (1992 to 1994)