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Wilbur Leon Phillips, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1956, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1956, Nebraska 1957, United States District Court Nebraska 1957.


Phillips, Wilbur Leon was born on August 19, 1929 in Omaha. Son of Wiley and Velma Oralee (Braden) Phillips.


Student, Sioux Falls College, 1947—1949. Student, University Nebraska-Omaha, 1950. Juris Doctor, Drake University, 1956.


Legal officer real estate acquisitions branch Corporation Engineers, Omaha, 1959—1960. Legal representative VA, 1961—1963. Private practice, 1965—1999.

Instructor black studies University Nebraska-Omaha, 1970—1973. Hearing officer Nebraska Labor Department, 1971—1973. Entrepreneurial/management specialist Opportunities Industrialization Center, Lagos, Nigeria, 1973—1974.

General counsel Great Plains, Omaha, chairman. Specialist Internal Revenue Service, St. Louis, 1976—1984. General counsel 1st black bank Nebraska, Omaha, 1st black radio station, Omaha.


2nd district representative Nebraska Young Democrats, 1960. Board directors Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1959, Omaha Urban League, 1957, Omaha/Council Bluffs Bicentennial Commission, 1976. Member administrative appeals board City Omaha, 1970—1973, chairman, 1972—1973.

President Northern Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1964—1965, legal counsel.


Married Barbara Charlotte Corbin, July 3, 1952. 1 child Lynda Charlotte.