John Phillips (Irish politician)

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John Phillips
Born1839 or 1840
Died (aged 77)
Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland

John Phillips (1839 or 1840 – 2 April 1917)[1][2] was an Irish politician. He was the Nationalist Member of Parliament for South Longford.[3]

Phillips was born in County Longford, and was a farmer there.[4] As a young man he was a leader of the Fenian movement in Longford, but later devoted his energies to the constitutional Home Rule movement.[2] He was co-opted to Longford County Council on its establishment in 1899, and was its chairman from 1902 until his death.[2] He was elected as MP for South Longford in 1907.[2]

He died at his home in Edgeworthstown after a long illness on 2 April 1917, aged 77.[2]


  1. ^ Census of Ireland 1911
  2. ^ a b c d e Freeman's Journal, 4 April 1017
  3. ^ "commons/Lcommons4". Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ Wheatley, M. (2005). Nationalism and the Irish Party : Provincial Ireland 1910-1916: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916. OUP Oxford. p. 34. ISBN 9780191556838. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edward Blake
Member of Parliament for South Longford
Succeeded by
Joseph McGuinness