PHILLIPS, DANIEL THOMAS (1842 - 1905), Baptist minister and American consul

Name: Daniel Thomas Phillips
Date of birth: 1842
Date of death: 1905
Parent: Thomas Phillips
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister and American consul
Area of activity: Politics, Government and Political Movements; Religion
Author: David Williams

Born at Tredegar, 19 December 1842, the son of Thomas Phillips, a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was baptized into the Baptist communion at Cwm-bach, Aberdare, and, as a youth, joined the Tabernacle church, Cardiff, while working as a clerk in the town clerk's office. He was trained at Haverfordwest Baptist College, and became minister at Llantwit Major, Swansea, and Bristol, before emigrating to the United States. There he ministered to churches in Philadelphia, Port Chester, Baltimore, and Chicago. Like most Welsh immigrants he adhered to the Republican Party, and he took a very active part in the presidential campaign in 1896 on behalf of William McKinley. On this account, president McKinley nominated him consul at Cardiff, where he took up duties on 31 August 1897. He took an interest in the religious life of the district and in the affairs of the Cardiff Baptist College. He died at Cardiff, 3 January 1905. He published a volume of sermons and other ephemeral works.


Published date: 1959

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