Philips, who was born in Chester County, served only a single term in the Seventeenth Congress. While it was noted that he had a limited education, there is remarkably little, if any, additional documentation available about him, including the years of his birth and death.
- United States Congress. "John Phillips (id: P000310)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
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James M. Wallace
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from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
alongside: James Buchanan
Daniel H. Miller