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Albert Edward McPhillips

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Religion  Roman Catholic
Spouse  Emily Davie
Died  1938, Victoria, Canada

Role  Politician
Name  Albert McPhillips
Children  Albert McPhillips
Albert Edward McPhillips
Born  March 21, 1861 Richmond Hill, York County, Ontario (1861-03-21)
Relations  Francis McPhillips (1846-1913) George McPhillips Jr. (1848-1913) Henry Thomas McPhillips (1850-1913) Robert Charles McPhillips (1855-1939) Lewis Griffith McPhillips (1858-1945) All Brothers
Residence  Cloonmore House, Rockland Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia
Alma mater  studied Law at St. Boniface College and Manitoba College.
Profession  Barrister and solicitor
Education  Universite de Saint-Boniface, Manitoba College

Albert Edward McPhillips (1861–1938) was a Canadian politician and a barrister.


Early years

He was the son of George McPhillips (born Co. Monaghan, 1805-1878) and Margaret Lavin (born Co. Armagh), both of whom were Irish and he was the youngest of six boys His father and three brothers were land surveyor's. His brother, George McPhillips Jr. (1848–1913) is commemorated by McPhillips Street in Winnipeg.

Military service

McPhillips held a second class certificate from Toronto School of Infantry. He was a lieutenant in the 90th Battalion, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, during the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. He fought at the Battle of Fish Creek and Battle of Batoche and received a medal bar and clasp. He retired in 1890 with rank of Captain.

Law & Political Career

McPhillips was called to the Bar in Manitoba, in Trinity Term in 1882, and to the Bar of British Columbia in 1891. He was a member of Legislative assembly for British Columbia from 1898 to 1903 serving Victoria City (provincial electoral district) and from 1907 to 1912 he served The Islands (provincial electoral district). He was Attorney General of British Columbia resigning on the 5th November 1903. McPhillips sat on the British Columbia Court of Appeal as a judge from 1913, serving up until his death in 1938.

Personal life

In 1896, he married Sophia Emily Davie, daughter of the late Hon. A.E.B. Davie Q.C. and had 3 children. His youngest son Albert McPhillips was also a barrister & politician.


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