John Phillips (Mayor)

John Phillips (Mayor)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Phillips (November 26, 1770 - May 29, 1823) was an American politician, serving as the first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1822 to 1823. He was the father of abolitionist Wendell Phillips. He graduated at Harvard College in 1788. In 1794, he was invited to deliver the annual Fourth of July oration before the people of Boston. In 1800, he was made public prosecutor, and in 1803 was chosen representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He was sent to the Massachusetts Senate in 1804, serving as presiding officer from 1813 to 1823. In 1812, he was chosen a member of the corporation of Harvard. In 1820, he was a member of the convention that met to consider the revision of the state constitution, and he took an active part in the proceedings of that body. Phillips was also active in the agitation for the adoption of a city government in Boston, and was chairman of the committee of twelve that drew up and reported on a city charter for the town in 1822.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613497515X
  • 9786134975155