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  • ID: I420742
  • Name: Jonas Phillips PHOENIX
  • RELA: Spouse of 6th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 JAN 1788 in Morristown, Morris Co., NJ
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1843 AND 3 MAR 1845
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 4 MAY 1859 in New York, NY
  • Note:
    PHOENIX, Jonas Phillips, a Representative from New York; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., January 14, 1788; received a limited schooling; became a merchant in New York City; alderman of the first ward in 1840, 1842, and 1847; appointed a commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Works in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1844; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; chairman of the Whig General Committee in 1846 and 1847; member of the State assembly in 1848; elected to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); renominated in 1850 but declined to be a candidate; died in New York City May 4, 1859; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Daniel PHOENIX
    Mother: Anna Lewis PHILLIPS

    Marriage 1 Mary WHITNEY b: 5 APR 1810 in New York, NY
    • Married: 28 OCT 1829 in New York, NY
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Caroline PHOENIX
    2. Has No Children Stephen Whitney PHOENIX b: 25 MAY 1839 in New York, NY

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