Phillips, William Kenneth

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Third assistant secretary of state of the United States.

From the description of William Phillips letter, 1916, to the Hamberger-Polhemus Company, San Francisco. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867364

William Phillips, son of John C. and Anna (Tucker) Phillips, was born in Beverly, Mass., May 30, 1878; was educated at Harvard; and on Feb. 2, 1910, married Caroline A. Drayton. In 1903, he entered the diplomatic service as secretary to J.H. Choate, Ambassador to Great Britain. From 1914-17 he was third assistant secretary of state; from 1917-20, assistant secretary of state; 1920-22, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands and Luxembourg, 1922-24, under secretary of state; ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary Belgium, 1924-27; envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Canada, 1927-29; under secretary of state, 1933; ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Italy from 1936 to Dec. 9, 1941; chairman, Massachusetts Emergency Committee for Unemployment, 1931-32; U.S. delegate to London Naval Conference,1935; director,Office of Strategic services, London, 1942; currently, personal representative of the President, with rank of ambassador, at Delhi. (from Who' s Who in Am., 1944-45).

From the description of William Phillips papers, 1835-1864 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 606905754

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referencedIn Subscription list : for a public school in Williamsburg, Va., 1773 July 15. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf William Phillips letter to the Hamberger-Polhemus Company, San Francisco, 1916 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Phillips, William. John 14:16 & Romans 12 [sound recording] : guidance / William Phillips. Reformed Theological Seminary
creatorOf Phillips, William. William Phillips papers, 1835-1864 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Texas. General Land Office. [Land grant] : Austin, [Tex.], 1848 October 19. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Mezes, Sidney Edward. Inquiry papers, 1917-1919. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Phillips and Apthorp. Accounts, 1755-1768. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Cowan, Louis G., 1909-1976. Louis G. Cowan papers, 1885-1976, 1952-1976 (bulk). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by Houston Street, Clinton Street, Rivington Street and Norfolk Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume V, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Phillips, William. The William Phillips collection, 1898-1919. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Letters, chiefly from Woodrow Wilson, to Richard Heath Dabney [manuscript], 1881-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney Straight, 1887-1968. Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978, 1887-1926 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Homan family. Papers, 1799-1817. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Letters, chiefly from Wilson, to Richard Heath Dabney, 1881-1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cowan, Thomas. Legal papers relating to gambling debts, 1798. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
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associatedWith Goodrich, William person
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associatedWith Mezes, Sidney Edward. person
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associatedWith Still, William, 1911-1997. person
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associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
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