Orville Howard Phillips

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The Hon.
Orville Howard Phillips
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince
In office
Preceded by John Watson MacNaught
Succeeded by John Watson MacNaught
Senator for Prince, Prince Edward Island
In office
February 5, 1963 – March 24, 1999
Appointed by John Diefenbaker
Personal details
Born (1924-04-05)April 5, 1924
O'Leary, Prince Edward Island
Died April 24, 2009(2009-04-24) (aged 85)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Committees • Chair, Standing Committee of Selection (1986-1993)
• Chair, Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (1994-1999)
Portfolio Government Whip in the Senate (1984-1991)

Orville Howard Phillips, (April 5, 1924 – April 24, 2009) was a Canadian dental surgeon, politician, and senator.

Born in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, the son of J.S. and Maude Phillips, he received his D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in 1952. He practised dentistry for many years.

In 1957, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Prince. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, he served as Member of Parliament (MP) until 1962.

In 1963, he was appointed to the Senate, representing the senatorial division of Prince, Prince Edward Island. A Progressive Conservative, he was the last senator serving in the Senate who was appointed for life. He chose to resign from the Senate upon turning age 75 in 1999.[1]

He married Marguerite Woodside in 1945. They had four children: Brian, Betty, Robert and Patricia


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