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WILLIAM PHILLIPS (May 30, 1878 – February 23, 1968) was a career United States
United States
diplomat who served twice as an Under Secretary of State .

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 External links

EARLY LIFE

Phillips was born on May 30, 1878 in Beverly, Massachusetts . His parents were John Charles Phillips, Jr. (1838–1885), who married Anna Tucker in London, England on October 23, 1874. His older brother was John Charles Phillips (1876–1938), a prominent zoologist, ornithologist and environmentalist. His sister, Martha Phillips, was married to Andrew James Peters (1872–1938), a U.S. Congressman and former Mayor of Boston
Mayor of Boston
.

Phillips was a member of the Boston Brahmin Phillips family and his ancestors included John Phillips , the first Mayor of Boston
Mayor of Boston
and his great-grandfather, Wendell Phillips , the abolitionist and his grand-uncle, and Samuel Phillips, Jr. , and John Phillips , founders of the Phillips Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy
.

He graduated from Harvard College
Harvard College
in 1900 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1903.

CAREER

His first political job was working as a private secretary in London to Joseph Hodges Choate , the United States
United States
Ambassador to the Court of St. James . Choate was a friend of Phillips' family and also from Massachusetts.

Phillips subsequently went to work for the United States
United States
Minister to China in Beijing After his return from China, he became a member of President Theodore Roosevelt's Tennis Cabinet and thanks to his previous diplomatic experience and new friendship with TR was assigned to set up the State Department's Division of Far Eastern Affairs and was made its first chief. In 1909, he returned to work in London
London
for Ambassador Whitelaw Reid .

In 1914, he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State
Assistant Secretary of State
under President Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
and remained in that position until 1920, when he was made the Minister Plenipotentiary to Netherlands
Netherlands
and Luxembourg
Luxembourg
(in residence in the Netherlands).

From 1922 to 1924, he served as Under Secretary of State . In 1924, he was appointed as Ambassador to Belgium
Belgium
, where he remained until 1927, when he became the first Minister to Canada , until 1929.

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* ^ A B C D E F G H I "William Phillips, Former Ambassador, Dies at 89.". New York Times. New York, N.Y.; pg. 27, 1 pgs. February 24, 1968. Retrieved 8 March 2013. * ^ "DR. JOHN PHILLIPS, NOTED NATURALIST; Associate Curator of Peabody Museum at Harvard Dies on Hunting Trip SERVED OVERSEAS IN WAR Became Major in Command of Hospital--Was Brother of Envoy to Italy Authority on Bird Life". The New York Times
The New York Times
. 15 November 1938. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ A B Negri, Gloria (February 11, 2008). "Christopher H. Phillips, 87, state senator, ambassador". The Boston Globe. * ^ Times, Special
Special
To The New York (18 September 1912). "PHILLIPS TO QUIT EMBASSY.; London
London
Secretary Will Abandon Diplomacy for a Business Career.". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ Phillips to India, Time Magazine, 1942-12-21. * ^ Rogers, Lindsay (18 October 1953). "Diplomatic Yesterdays; VENTURES IN DIPLOMACY. By William Phillips. 477 pp. Boston: The Beacon Press. $5.50.". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ "MRS. WILLIAM PHILLIPS". The New York Times
The New York Times
. 9 January 1965. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ A B Times, Special
Special
to The New York (12 November 1934). "J. C. DRAYTON DEAD; RETIRED BANKER, 82; Newport Resident for Several Years Was Son-in-Law of the Late William Astor. AN EXPERT PIGEON SHOT kJ Issued Challenge to Hallett A. Borrowe to Duel, Which Never Took Place.". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ Times, Special
Special
To The New York (16 November 1934). "J. C. DRAYTON WILL FILED.; His Daughter, Mrs. William Phillips, Is Made Chief Beneficiary.". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ "MISS DRAYTON WEDS WILLIAM PHILLIPS; Only Daughter of J. Coleman Drayton Married to Secretary of American Embassy. WEDDED IN QUAINT CHURCH Nuptials Were to Have Been Held in New York City, but Ambassador Reid\'s Absence Changed Plans.". The New York Times
The New York Times
. 3 February 1910. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ "Rear Adm. Elliott Bowman Strauss, 100, Dies". The Washington Post . 24 August 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2017. * ^ Times, Special