John Phillips (Wisconsin politician)

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John Phillips (November 4, 1823 – July 26, 1903) was an American physician and politician.

Born in Richmond, Vermont, Phillips moved to Wiota, Wisconsin Territory in 1846 where he taught school and studied medicine. In 1848, he moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Phillips graduated from Rush Medical College in 1853. He was an abolitionist. He served in local government in town government, board of education, and on the Portage County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1860 and 1864 as a Republican and in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1891. He also served on the Wisconsin Normal School Board of Regents and on the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. Phillips died in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.[1][2]


  1. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Historical Society at it Annual Meeting,' volume 51, Wisconsin Historical Society: 1904, Biographical Sketch of John Phillips, pg. 97
  2. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of John Phillips, pg. 669