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Samuel Phillips

Samuel Phillips, American legislator, educator. member Massachusetts Senate, 1780-1801, president, 1785.

Background

  • Phillips, Samuel was born on February 5, 1752 in North Andover, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Barnard) Phillips.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1771, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1793.

    Career

    • Delaware to Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1775-1780, to Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1779-1780. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1780-1801, president, 1785. Justice Court Common Pleas, Essex County, 1781.

      Founder Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1778, member original board of trustees, president, 1796. Lieutenant governor Massachusetts.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Senate, 1780-1801, president, 1785.

    Connections

    • Married Phoebe Foxcroft, July 6, 1773, 2 children including John.
    • father: Samuel Phillips
    • mother: Elizabeth (Barnard) Phillips
    • spouse: Phoebe Foxcroft
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    Died February 10, 1802
    (aged 50)
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