Pharez Phillips

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Pharez Phillips
Pharez Phillips.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wimmera
In office
29 March 1901 – 8 November 1906
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Sydney Sampson
Personal details
Born (1855-11-22)22 November 1855
Mount Blackwood, Victoria
Died 9 August 1914(1914-08-09) (aged 58)
Nationality Australian
Political party Protectionist Party
Occupation Farmer

Pharez Phillips (22 November 1855 – 9 August 1914) was an Australian politician.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Mount Blackwood, Victoria, he was educated at Grenville College in Ballarat before becoming a shopkeeper, farmer, and St Arnaud Town Councillor where he was three times president.[1] He was a notable community leader in the Wimmera area. In 1896, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for North Western Province,[1] and was made an Honorary Minister in 1900. He resigned this position in 1901 in order to contest the first federal election, winning the Australian House of Representatives seat of Wimmera for the Protectionist Party. He held the seat until his retirement in 1906. Phillips died in 1914[2] in Ayr, Scotland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Phillips, Pharez". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Wimmera
1901 – 1906
Succeeded by
Sydney Sampson