Biography of Arthur S. Phillips
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Phillips, Arthur Sherman, attorney at law, was born at East Bridgewater, Mass., December 13, 1865; his ancestors settled in Marshfleld and Weymouth prior to 1630, and in the town of Bridgewater early in the following century. Of his paternal ancestors, John Phillips was a sergeant in General Washington's life guard, and of his maternal ancestors, Capt. William Pratt commanded the colonial militia in the defense of New Bedford. Mr. Phillips came to Fall River in 1871, was graduated from the Fall River High School with the class of 1883, and from Williams College in 1887. He began the study of law in June, 1890, as a student in the office of Morton & Jennings in Fall River, and was admitted to the Bristol bar in May, 1891. In June, 1892, he was graduated from the Boston Law School. From 1892 to 1894 Mr. Phillips was associated in the practice of law with Hon. Andrew J. Jennings, and during that time was connected with many of the most important cases tried in the county. In July, 1894, he opened an office in the Granite block, and in October, 1895, became senior partner of the firm of Phillips & Fuller, now located in the Union Bank building. Mr. Phillips is secretary of the Fall River Bar Association, and is a practitioner in the courts of the United States. September 13, 1893, he married Elizabeth L. Cheney of Waltham, Mass. They have two children: Lurena and Kathleen.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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