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1770, Nov 261823, May 29
an American politician, serving as the first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1822 to 1823. In 1820, he was a member of the convention that met to consider the revision of the state constitution, and he took an active part in the proceedings of that body. Phillips was also active in the agitation for the adoption of a city government in Boston, and was chairman of the committee of twelve that drew up and reported on a city charter for the town in 1822.
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05/01/1822-John Phillips becomes first mayor of Boston
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