James Phillips Student File

Student file of James Phillips, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, 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, correspondence, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates Phillips played football for Carlisle, graduated from the Dickinson School of Law 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.

In school documentation James Phillips' name is also spelled James Philips. He is also known as J. M. Phillips, James M. Phillips, and William H. Phillips.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 6, folder 262
James Phillips Student File