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PHILLIPS, Philip

1807–1884

Biography

PHILLIPS, Philip, a Representative from Alabama; born in Charleston, S.C., December 13, 1807; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C., December 14, 1828; member of the State constitutional convention in 1832; member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834; moved to Mobile, Ala., and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1844 and 1851; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there on January 14, 1884; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In Philip Phillips family papers, 1832-1914. 22 containers. Correspondence, papers relating to his law practice, an unpublished autobiography, and family papers. Register.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In Phillips and Myers family papers, 1804-1928. 1,400 items including 13 volumes. Unpublished description in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Morgan, David T. "Philip Phillips and Internal Improvements in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Alabama." Alabama Review 34 (April 1981): 83-93.

Phillips, Philip. "Philip Phillips: Southern Unionist; A Memoir." Commentary 21 (January 1956): 41-52.

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