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Stephen Clarendon PHILLIPS

(1801-1857)

PHILLIPS, Stephen Clarendon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., November 4, 1801; was graduated from Harvard University in 1819; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Salem; member of the State house of representatives 1824-1829; served in the state senate in 1830; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rufus Choate; reelected as an anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 1, 1834, to September 28, 1838, when he resigned; mayor of Salem 1838-1842; defeated as the Free-Soil candidate for governor in 1848 and 1849; engaged in the lumber business in Canada; perished in the burning of the steamer Montreal on the St. Lawrence River, on June 26, 1857; interment in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.

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

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