John Phillips (Irish politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census of Ireland 1911
  2. ^ a b c d e Freeman's Journal, 4 April 1017
  3. ^ "commons/Lcommons4". leighrayment.com. 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
19071917
Succeeded by
Joseph McGuinness