Mark Philips

Politician + Merchant
Born Nov 4, 1800

Mark Philips was an English Liberal Party politician, and one of the first pair of Members of Parliament for Manchester after the Great Reform Act. Born in Philips Park, Whitefield, Lancashire, the son of Robert Philips, a prosperous merchant and Anne Needham. He was educated at the Manchester Academy while it was in York and then at the University of Glasgow. His younger brother, Robert Needham Philips, was also MP for Bury.… Read More

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1800 Birth Born in 1800.


1832 32 Years Old Representation was only restored following the Great Reform Act of 1832. (See main article History of Manchester.) … Read More
1837 37 Years Old A champion of universal education, in 1837 he chaired a meeting that led to the creation of the Lancashire Public Schools' Association which was instrumental in establishing a system of publicly-funded schooling in the UK.


1851 51 Years Old He was High Sheriff of Warwickshire for 1851. … Read More
1852 52 Years Old He also played an important role in establishing the UK's first free public library in 1852 and he was President of his old school Manchester Academy from 1842-1846 and from 1871 until his death.


1873 73 Years Old Died in 1873.
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