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John F. Philips, American judge.


Philips, John F. was born on December 31, 1834 in Thralls Prairie, Missouri, United States. Son of John G. Philips.


Student of University of Mo.


Admitted to bar, 1857. Practiced at Georgetown, Missouri. Delegate Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1861.

Colonel 7th Missouri Cavalry United States.V., 1861-1865. Practiced law, Sedalia, Missouri, 1865-1882. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1868.

Elected to 44th Congress (1875-1877). Reëlected to 46th Congress, January 10, 1880, for unexpired term (1880-1881) of A. M. Lay, deceased. Removed to Kansas City, 1882.

Supreme Court commissioner, 1883-1885. Presiding judge Kansas City Court of Appeals, 1885-1888. United States district judge, Western District Missouri, 1888-1910.

Retired. Delaware Pan-Presbyterian Convention, Edinburgh, 1877.


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