Albert Edward McPhillips

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Albert Edward McPhillips
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Members of the Legislature of British Columbia, 1900
Attorney-General for British Columbia
Personal details
Born (1861-03-21)March 21, 1861
Richmond Hill, York County, Ontario
Died January 24, 1938(1938-01-24) (aged 76)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Spouse(s) Sophia Emily Davie
Relations Francis McPhillips
(1846-1913)
George McPhillips Jr.
(1848-1913)
Henry Thomas McPhillips
(1850-1913)
Robert Charles McPhillips
(1855-1939)
Lewis Griffith McPhillips
(1858-1945)
All Brothers
Children Gwyneth Marie Kathleen Hall
(born 18 Sep 1897)
Alexander St.George McPhillips
(born 22 Apr 1901)
Albert McPhillips (1904-71)
Residence Cloonmore House, Rockland Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia
Alma mater studied Law at St. Boniface College and Manitoba College.
Profession Barrister and solicitor
Religion Roman Catholic

Albert Edward McPhillips (1861–1938) was a Canadian politician and a barrister.

Early years[edit]

He was the son of George McPhillips (born Co. Monaghan, 1805-1878) and Margaret Lavin (born Co. Armagh), both of whom were Irish and he was the youngest of six boys[1][2] His father and three brothers were land surveyor's. His brother, George McPhillips Jr. (1848–1913) is commemorated by McPhillips Street in Winnipeg.

Military service[edit]

McPhillips held a second class certificate from Toronto School of Infantry. He was a lieutenant in the 90th Battalion, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, during the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. He fought at the Battle of Fish Creek and Battle of Batoche and received a medal bar and clasp. He retired in 1890 with rank of Captain.[3]

Law & Political Career[edit]

McPhillips was called to the Bar in Manitoba, in Trinity Term in 1882, and to the Bar of British Columbia in 1891. He was a member of Legislative assembly for British Columbia from 1898 to 1903 serving Victoria City (provincial electoral district) and from 1907 to 1912 he served The Islands (provincial electoral district). He was Attorney General of British Columbia resigning on the 5th November 1903. McPhillips sat on the British Columbia Court of Appeal as a judge from 1913, serving up until his death in 1938.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1896, he married Sophia Emily Davie, daughter of the late Hon. A.E.B. Davie Q.C.[6] and had 3 children. His youngest son Albert McPhillips was also a barrister & politician.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Library of Ireland
  2. ^ familysearch.org
  3. ^ [1] Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.
  4. ^ Canada gen web
  5. ^ Ojs Library
  6. ^ [2] Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.
  7. ^ [3] ebooksread.com