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Samuel Phillips, Jr.

Born: 5-Feb-1752
Birthplace: North Andover, MA
Died: 10-Feb-1802
Location of death: Andover, MA
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, South Church, Andover, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Calvinist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator
Party Affiliation: Federalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Phillips Academy

Samuel Phillips, Jr. was the founder of Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts; established 21 April 1778 and opened for classes nine days later in what had been a carpenter's shop. Phillips was an ordained Calvinist minister, and operated a sawmill, a paper mill, and a gunpowder mill that supplied the colonists during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress during the war, helped draft the state's constitution, and served two decades in the state Senate. His uncle, John Phillips, was founder of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Father: Samuel Phillips (schoolmaster)
Mother: Elizabeth Barnard Phillips
Wife: Phoebe Foxcroft Phillips (b. 12-Aug-1743, m. 6-Jul-1773)
Son: John Phillips (teacher)
Daughter: Mary Anne Phillips Brooks
Son: Samuel Phillips

    High School: Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA (1767)
    University: Harvard University (1771)
    Law School: LLD, Harvard Law School
    Administrator: Founder, Phillips Academy Andover
    Administrator: Trustee, Dartmouth College

    Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1801-02)
    Massachusetts State Senate (1780-1801)
    Massachusetts Provincial Congress (1775-80)
    Massachusetts State Official Andover Town Clerk (1773-75)
    Massachusetts State Official Judge, Essex County Court (1781-98)
    English Ancestry


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