Crandall F. Phillips. - Numbered among the most capable of the younger attorneys of Jefferson County is Crandall
F. Phillips, who is engaged in the practice of his profession at Watertown, where he is also serving as acting
city judge. He was born at Alexandria Bay, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1896, the son of D. Foster Phillips, a sketch of whom
appears elsewhere in this history.
Crandall F. Phillips received his early education in the public schools of Newton Falls, Carthage and Watertown,
being graduated from Watertown High School in 1916. He spent two years at Syracuse University before entering the
officers' training school at Plattsburg, N. Y. He was discharged on account of physical disability, but later reenlisted
at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He was again unsuccessful in his attempt at enlistment, and resumed his studies at Syracuse
University, from which he received the degree of LL. B. in 1922. After being admitted to the New York State bar
Mr. Phillips engaged in practice in the law offices of the late Judge Purcell in Watertown, and in November, 1924,
established a private practice with offices in the Woolworth Building. He was appointed assistant corporation council
for the city June 16, 1928, and on Jan. 14, 1929, became acting city judge.
On Dec. 24, 1924, Mr. Phillips was united in marriage with Miss Irene E. Mooney, the daughter of William H. and
Emeline (Parker) Mooney, both now deceased. Mr. Mooney was a well known paper manufacturer of Felts Mills, N. Y.
To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have been born two sons, Robert F. and David W.
Mr. Phillips is affiliated with Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. & A. M.; Watertown Chapter No. 59, R. A. M., High
Priest; Wasoc Club, past president; Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Delta Phi fraternities; Justinian honorary law society;
Jefferson County Bar Association; Blackstone Society, past chancellor; American Legion; and Junior Chamber of Commerce,
past president. He is a Republican in politics and a member of the Republican County Committee.
Mr. Phillips and his family hold membership in the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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