Garcia was born in Talibon, Bohol to Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polistico (who were both natives of Bangued, Abra).
Si Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (11 Setyembre 1917 – 28 Setyembre 1989) ay ang ika-10 Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas mula 30 Disyembre 1965 – 25 Pebrero 1986.
ang kaniyang mga magulang ay sina Policronio Garcia at Ambrosia Polistico.
Nag-aral siya sa Silliman University at Silliman Institute, sa lungsod ng Dumaguete, at kinalaunan nagtapos din siya ng abogasya sa Philippine Law School noong 1922 sa Maynila.
On May 24, 1933, he married Leonila Dimataga, and they had a daughter, Linda Garcia-Campos.
Garcia entered politics in 1925, scoring an impressive victory to become Representative of the Third District of Bohol.
He acquired his primary education in his native town Talibon, then took his secondary education in Cebu Provincial High School, now Abellana National School, both on top of his class.