20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens
Elmer Isaac Phillips (R47) Beaver and Lawrence Counties
Elmer Isaac Phillips, born May 20, 1861, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; son of Isaac N. and Agnes Jane Morrison Phillips; preparatory school education, New Castle, Pennsylvania; Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1884; admitted, Lawrence County bar; attorney; married, Rachel Beulah Ingels, December 30, 1885; member, Lawrence County Republican Committee; member, New Castle City Council, 1892-1987; president, New Castle City Council, 1898-1899; chief operative, Lawrence Glass Company; secretary, general sales agent, American Glass Company, 1897-1903; secretary, general sales agent, American Window Glass Company, 1899-1903; member, board of directors, executive committee, Lawrence Savings and Trust Company, New Castle Portland Cement Company; trustees and treasurer, Shenango Valley Hospital; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1905-1908; died, December 30, 1916 (aged 55), New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
Member, Lawrence County Republican Committee; member, New Castle City Council, 1892-1987; president, New Castle City Council, 1898-1899.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 47th district, Beaver and Lawrence Counties, 1905-1908; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Elections (Chairman), Finance, Game and Fisheries, Insurance, Judiciary Special, Railroads.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1908). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 909, 915-917, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 888.