Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Phoenix, Jonas Phillips

Phoenix, Jonas Phillips, a Representative from New York; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., January 14, 1788; received a limited schooling; became a merchant in New York City; alderman of the first ward in 1840, 1842, and 1847; presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Harrison and Tyler in 1840; appointed a commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Works in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1844; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; chairman of the Whig General Committee in 1846 and 1847; member of the State assembly in 1848; elected to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); renominated in 1850 but declined to be a candidate; died in New York City May 4, 1859; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Phoenix, Jonas Phillips," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1679 Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=1GP116TCJS192CN.

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Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Phoenix, Jonas Phillips' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1679. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=1GP116TCJS192CN.