|Merle H. Phillips|
|Northumberland County Commissioner|
November 24, 2010 – January 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Kurt Masser|
|Succeeded by||Rick Shoch|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 108th district
April 8, 1980 – January 4, 2011
|Preceded by||George O. Wagner|
|Succeeded by||Lynda Schlegel Culver|
September 21, 1928 |
|Died||December 30, 2013(aged 85)|
|Residence||Upper Augusta Township, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||Susquehanna University|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1951 — 1957|
Merle H. Phillips was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 108th District from 1980 until retiring in 2010. He also was appointed as Northumberland County Commissioner in 2010 to finish Kurt Masser's term after the position was vacated when Masser was elected to the 107th District
Prior to his election to the State House, Phillips was the president of Irish Valley Food Processing. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four and a half years active duty and two years in the Reserves.
Phillips ended his term serving in House Leadership as Republican Caucus Administrator. Previously, he has served as Republican Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Game and Fisheries Committee and Secretary of the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, as well as serving as a member of the Transportation and Appropriations Committees.
On January 15, 2010, Phillips announced he would not be seeking reelection. Since retiring from the state House of Representatives he has been appointed to fill a vacancy as a commissioner of Northumberland County in November 2010.
On November 8, 2011, Phillips only captured 17% of the vote for Northumberland County Commissioner. He was succeeded by Republican Rick Shoch.
- "Merle H. Phillips to become a Northumberland County Commissioner". 2010-11-24.
- "New commissioners, other officeholders sworn in". 2012-01-03.
- "Session of 1980 - 164th of the General Assembly - No. 25". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1980-04-08.
- Merle Phillips' Web Profile
- Thompson, Erin (January 15, 2010). "Reps. Phillips and Fairchild stepping down". Sunbury Daily Item.
- Vote 2011 Election Results, 8 November 2011
- Scarcella, Francis (December 30, 2013). "BREAKING NEWS: Former State Rep. Merle H. Phillips dies today at age 85". Sunbury Daily Item.