PHILLIPS, Thomas Wharton, Jr., (1874 - 1956)


PHILLIPS, Thomas Wharton, Jr., (son of Thomas Wharton Phillips), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., November 21, 1874; attended the common schools; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1894 and from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, in 1897; engaged in the petroleum, natural-gas, and coal businesses; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927); did not seek renomination for Congress in 1926; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1926, 1930, and 1934; resumed his former occupation and was president of the Phillips Gas and Oil Co.; also a director of the Butler Consolidated Coal Co., and the Pennsylvania Investment and Real Estate Corp., of Butler; died at Phillips Hall, Penn Township, Butler County, Pa., January 2, 1956; interment in North Cemetery, Butler, Pa.