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Fremont Orestes PHILLIPS

(1856-1936)

PHILLIPS, Fremont Orestes, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lafayette, Medina County, Ohio, March 16, 1856; attended the public schools; moved to Medina, Ohio, in 1873; attended Medina High School, Medina Normal School, and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Medina, Ohio; justice of the peace; mayor of Medina 1886-1890; served as probate judge of Medina County 1892-1897; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Medina, Ohio; chairman of the Medina County Republican Central committee 1916-1934; again elected probate judge of Medina County in 1924; reelected in 1928 and served until 1932; died in Medina, Ohio, February 21, 1936; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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