PHILLIPS, Philip, a Representative from Alabama;
born in Charleston, S.C., December 13, 1807;
pursued classical studies;
was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C., December 14, 1828;
member of the State constitutional convention in 1832;
member of the State house of representatives in 1833 and 1834;
moved to Mobile, Ala., and continued the practice of law;
member of the State house of representatives in 1844 and 1851;
delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852;
elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855);
declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress;
resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there on January 14, 1884;
interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
Morgan, David T. Philip Phillips and Internal Improvements in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Alabama. Alabama Review 34 (April 1981): 83-93.