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Samuel Phillips

legislator , educator

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