John Phillips (Canadian politician)

John Phillips (Canadian politician)

John Phillips (June 16 1810 – ) was an English-born political figure in New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Restigouche County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1870 to 1878 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Westmorland and educated in England. He immigrated to New Brunswick in 1831. The following year, he married Catherine McCarthy. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1861 and again for the House of Commons in 1867. He was elected to the provincial assembly in an 1870 by-election held after Alexander C. DesBrisay resigned his seat. Phillips also served as deputy sheriff for Gloucester County.

His daughter Elizabeth married Joseph Cunard Barberie.


* [ "The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1877" CH Mackintosh ]

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