Student file of James Phillips, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1901, and departed on June 17, 1903. The file contains a student information card, newspaper clippings, a photograph, letters/correspondence, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving.
The file indicates Phillips played football for Carlisle, graduated from the Dickinson College law department in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and the Northwestern University law school in Evanston, Illinois. Phillips then moved to Aberdeen, Washington where he was a hod carrier for three years before joining a law practice. He was elected judge in Aberdeen, Washington in 1911 and was working as an attorney in the law firm of Taggart and Phillips in Aberdeen, Washington in 1912. He was later was elected mayor of Aberdeen, Washington in 1915.
Note: in this file the student is also identified as James M. Phillips, William H. Phillips, and James Philips.