PHILLIPS, Henry Myer, (1811 - 1884)


PHILLIPS, Henry Myer, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 1811; attended the Philadelphia schools and Franklin Institute; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; clerk of the court of common pleas of Philadelphia; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; trustee of Jefferson Medical College in 1862; appointed a member of the Board of Fairmount Park Commissioners in 1867 and elected its president in 1881; member of the Board of City Trusts in 1869, vice president of the board 1870-1878, and president 1878-1882; director of the Academy of Music in 1870 and its president in 1872, resigning in 1884; member of the commission to supervise the erection of the municipal buildings in Philadelphia in 1870, resigning in 1871; director of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. in 1874; died in Philadelphia, August 28, 1884; interment in Mount Sinai Cemetery, Frankford (Philadelphia), Pa.