John Finis Philips

Personal

Birthday: 
12/31/1834
Birthplace: 
Boone County, MO
Date of Death: 
3/13/1919
Place of Death: 
Hot Springs, AR
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Georgetown, Missouri, 1857-1861
U.S. Army colonel, 1861-1865
Private practice, Sedalia, Missouri, 1865-1880
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri, 1868
Mayor, Sedalia, Missouri
U.S. representative from Missouri, 1875-1877; 1880-1881
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1881-1882, 1910-1917
Commissioner, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1883-1885
Judge, Kansas City [Missouri] Court of Appeals, 1885-1888

Education

Name of School: 
Centre College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1855
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1857

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Grover Cleveland
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
06/25/1888
Termination Date: 
6/25/1910
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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