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PHILLIPS, Morris, journalist, born in London England, 9 May, 1834. After receiving a liberal education in New York he entered a law-office, then accepted a post in a mercantile firm in Cleveland, but returned again to law in Buffalo. In 1854 he became secretary of George P. Morris, editor of the " Home Journal," with which paper he has been connected ever since, occupying every post from proof-reader to editor-in-chief. On Gen Morris's death, in 1864, he became co-editor with Nathaniel P. Willis, and on the latter's demise in 1866, sole proprietor, associating with himself in 1867 George Perry. Mr. Phillips introduced society journalism in this country.
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