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Alfred Noroton Phillips, Jr.[1] (April 23, 1894 – January 18, 1970) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district and mayor of Stamford, Connecticut from 1923 to 1924, from 1927 to 1928, and from 1935 to 1936.

Alfred Noroton Phillips
Alfred Noroton Phillips.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded bySchuyler Merritt
Succeeded byAlbert E. Austin
Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut
In office
In office
In office
Personal details
Born(1894-04-23)April 23, 1894
Darien, Connecticut
DiedJanuary 18, 1970(1970-01-18) (aged 75)
Stamford, Connecticut
Resting placeSt. Stephen's Cemetery
Earleville, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceStamford, Connecticut
Alma materHotchkiss School
Yale University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1917 – 1918
RankFirst Lieutenant
UnitField Artillery


Born in Darien, Connecticut, Phillips attended the public schools, Betts Academy, Stamford, Connecticut, and Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University in 1917. At Yale, he was an editor of campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[2] During the First World War, he served as a first lieutenant in the Field Artillery, United States Army, in 1917 and 1918, with overseas service. He moved to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1918. He served as major in the Connecticut National Guard Reserve 1928-1933. He was employed with the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co. from early youth until 1923, and as publisher of a newspaper in Darien after 1922. He served as mayor of Stamford in 1923 and 1924, in 1927 and 1928, and 1935 and 1936. He was commander of the American Legion of Connecticut in 1919. He served as member of the Democratic State Central committee.[3][4]

Phillips was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He resumed his publishing business in Darien, Connecticut, and the management of his dairy farm in Cecilton, Maryland. He was commissioned as a captain, Military Police, United States Army, and served from July 17, 1942, to August 16, 1944, with service in North Africa. He died in Stamford, Connecticut, January 18, 1970. He was interred in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Earleville, Maryland.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Alfred N. Phillips, Jr. letter to Gov. Wilbur L. Cross, Connecticut State Library
  2. ^ Yale Banner and Pot Pourri. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1926. p. 238.
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ a b [2]

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alfred N. Phillips (id: P000305)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Schuyler Merritt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

1937 – 1939
Succeeded by
Albert E. Austin