Member Biography

Marshall Lee Phipps 


Portrait and Bio: Venango County Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People, JH Beers, , 1919,  Charles Almanzo Babcock


Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       48 Republican
1917-1918       48 Republican
1919-1920       48 Republican
1921-1922       48 Republican
1923-1924       48 Republican
1925-1926       48 Republican

COUNTIES: Venango, Warren  


03/04/1866 - 12/28/1936

Major Marshall Lee Phipps (R48) Venango and Warren Counties 1915-1926

Early Life:

Major Marshall Lee Phipps, born March 4, 1866, Polk, Venango County, Pennsylvania; son of Major Robert Johnson and Harriet Agnes Cross Phipps; public school education; Clintonville Academy; Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, A.B. 1888, later, A. M.; studied law, admitted, Bar of Venango County, 1892; admitted, practice before, Supreme, Superior Courts; county chairman, secretary, Venango County Republican Committee, ten years; prothonotary, clerk of the courts, Venango County, six years; member, Pennsylvania National Guard, fifteen years, ad Major and Aide -de- Camp, staff, Major- General John A. Wiley; gubernatorial appointment, trustee, State Institution for Feeble-Minded, Polk, Venango County, Pennsylvania, 1907-1923; engaged, production of oil, Lawrence, Venango Counties; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1926; married, Clara Belle Campbell Phipps, 1901, daughter, Harriet Campbell Phipps Kreps; died, December 28, 1936, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania; interment, Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvania Politics:     

County chairman, secretary, Venango County Republican Committee, ten years; prothonotary, clerk of the courts, Venango County, six years.

Appointed, Governors Edwin Sydney Stewart, John Kinley Tener, Martin Grove Brumbaugh, William Cameron Sproul, trustee, State Institution for Feeble- Minded, Polk, Venango County, Pennsylvania, 1907-1923.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Venango and Warren Counties, 1915-1926; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Forestry, Insurance, Judiciary General, Legislative Apportionment, Military Affairs (Chairman), Mines and Mining, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Roads and Highways.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members P"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 984, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 964.

Marshall Lee Phipps (1866-1936) - Find a Grave Memorial