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William Addison Phillips

William Addison Phillips, British journalist, congressman. famous anti-slavery journalist. member Kansas Legislature, 1865; member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 43d-45th congresses, 1873-1879, chiefly interested in land legislation.

Background

  • Phillips, William Addison was born on January 14, 1824 in Paisley, Scotland. Son of John Phillips.

  • Education

    • Studied law.

    Career

    • Newspaper correspondent, 1845-1862, correspondent New York Tribune, 1855, famous anti-slavery journalist. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1852. Moved to Lawrence, Kansas, 1855, began practice of law.

      A founder Town of Salina (Kansas), 1858. 1st justice Kansas Supreme Court under Leavenworth Constitution, 1857. Raised some of 1st troops in Kansas during Civil War, served as officer United States Army, prominent as commander Cherokee Indian Regiment in Indian Territory and Arkansas, left army as colonel 3d Indian Regiment, 1865.

      Prosecuting attorney Cherokee County (Kansas), 1865. Member Kansas Legislature, 1865. Member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 43d-45th congresses, 1873-1879, chiefly interested in land legislation.

      President Kansas History Society Author: The Conquest of Kansas by Missouri and her Allies (an anti-slavery political tract supporting Fremont), 1856. Labor, Land and Law, A Search for the Missing Wealth of the Working People, 1888.

    Major achievements

    • Famous anti-slavery journalist.

    Works

    • Author: The Conquest of Kansas by Missouri and her Allies (an anti-slavery political tract supporting Fremont), 1856. Labor, Land and Law, A Search for the Missing Wealth of the Working People, 1888.

    Membership

    Member Kansas Legislature, 1865. Member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 43d-45th congresses, 1873-1879, chiefly interested in land legislation.

    Connections

    • Married Carrie Spillman, 1859. Married second, Anna Stapler, 1885.
    • father: John Phillips. Phillips
    • spouses: Carrie Spillman
    • Anna Stapler
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    Born January 14, 1824
    Died November 30, 1893
    (aged 69)
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