John J. Phillips

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John Phillips
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1957
Preceded by22nd district created in 1943
29th district created in 1953
Succeeded byJoseph F. Holt (22nd)
Dalip Singh Saund (29th)
Constituency22nd district (1943–53)
29th district (1953–57)
Member of the California Senate
from the 37th district
In office
1936–1942
Preceded byLeonard Difani
Succeeded byNelson Dilworth
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
1932–1936
City council member of Banning, California
In office
1930–1932
Personal details
Born(1887-09-11)September 11, 1887
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 18, 1983(1983-12-18) (aged 96)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Resting placeDesert Memorial Park
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHaverford College

John Phillips (September 11, 1887 – December 18, 1983) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.

John Phillips was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He moved to St. David, Pennsylvania, in 1891. He graduated from Haverford College in 1910. During the First World War, he served in the Adjutant General’s Office and in Ordnance 1917-1919. He moved to California in 1924 and worked as a business analyst and rancher. He was a member of the city council of Banning, California, 1930-1932. He served in the California Assembly from 1932 to 1936, and was a member of the California Senate from 1936 to 1942. He was a member of the United States delegation to the Eleventh World’s Dairy Congress in Berlin in 1937.

Phillips was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1956. He was a delegate to Republican National Conventions in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960. He was a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission from 1952 to 1961. He was engaged as a public relations counselor and was a resident of Hemet, California, until his death in Palm Springs, California, on December 18, 1983. Interment in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John J. Phillips (id: P000309)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-10
  • The Political Graveyard
  • "John Phillips". US Congressman. Find a Grave. May 10, 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 22nd congressional district

1943–1953
Succeeded by
Joseph F. Holt
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 29th congressional district

1953–1957
Succeeded by
Dalip Singh Saund