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William A. Phillips

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William Addison Phillips
William Addison Phillips (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byDavid Perley Lowe
Succeeded bySeat redistricted as 1st District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byRedistricted from At-large district
Succeeded byJohn Alexander Anderson
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1824-01-14)January 14, 1824
Paisley, Scotland
DiedNovember 30, 1893(1893-11-30) (aged 69)
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Resting placeSalina, Kansas
Political partyRepublican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Years of service1862–1865
Unit3rd Indian Home Guard
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

William Addison Phillips (January 14, 1824 – November 30, 1893) was a journalist, soldier, and U.S. Representative from Kansas.


Born in Paisley, Scotland, Phillips attended the common schools of Paisley. He immigrated to the United States in 1838 with his parents, who settled in Randolph County, Illinois. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was employed as a newspaper correspondent 1845–1862. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Lawrence, Kansas, working also as a correspondent for the New York Tribune. He was first justice of the Kansas Supreme Court under the Leavenworth Constitution. In 1858, he settled and founded the city of Salina, Kansas with a wagon circle against constant threat by hostile tribes.[1][2] During the American Civil War, though offered a large sum to be a correspondent at the front, he entered the Union Army as a volunteer, and raised some of the first troops in Kansas in 1861. He was a major in the 1st Indian Home Guard. He was promoted to colonel and served as commander of the Cherokee Indian Regiment in the 3rd Indian Home Guard.[3] He served as prosecuting attorney of Cherokee County in 1865. He served in the state House of Representatives in 1865.

He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878. After leaving Congress, he was attorney for the Cherokee Indians at Washington, D.C. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress in 1890. He died at Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), November 30, 1893. He was interred in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kansas.

The city of Phillipsburg, Kansas was named in honor William A. Phillips.


  1. ^ Lichti, Carol (February 25, 1996). "On Hallowed Ground : Story of Indian Rock and Lakewood". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. p. 47. Retrieved December 1, 2021 – via As news of the battle spread, the potential for settlement lured Phillips, who was in Lawrence, to return to the area where Salina would be founded.
  2. ^ "Salina History". City of Salina, Kansas. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "William Addison Phillips". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved April 10, 2022.


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Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's at-large congressional district

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
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