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McCandlish Phillips

AKA John McCandlish Phillips, Jr.

Born: 4-Dec-1927
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY [1]
Died: 9-Apr-2013
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The New York Times

Military service: US Army (1950-52)

Phillips notably exposed the fact that Neo-Nazi activist Dan Burros, onetime associate of George Rockwell and also involved with the KKK, was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. On the day of the Times publication of the story, Burros shot and killed himself.


[1] His New York Times obituary gives Glen Cove, New York, but see Stephen S. Pickering, Two Families West: Foltzes and Pickerings, and How They Got There (2010), which has many more details from his early life.

Father: John McCandlish Phillips
Sister: Janet DeClemente

    High School: Brookline High School, Brookline, MA (1947)

    The New York Times (1955-73)

Author of books:
The Bible, the Supernatural, and the Jews (1970, religion)
The Spirit World (1972, religion)
City Notebook: A Reporter's Portrait of a Vanishing New York (1974, regional affairs)
What Every Christian Should Know About the Supernatural (1988, religion)


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