William Ward Phillips

(1908 - 1941)

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William Ward Phillips
1908 - 1941
Born
c. 1908
Death
September 11, 1941
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William Ward Phillips was born c. 1908. He died on September 11, 1941 at 33 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Ward Phillips
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Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 62 in United Kingdom
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Service number: 1535781
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 7/4 Maritime Regt.
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William Ward Phillips died on September 11, 1941 at 33 years of age. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 62, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1908. We have no information about William's immediate family.

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In 1908, in the year that William Ward Phillips was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1912, at the age of only 4 years old, William was alive when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1920, by the time he was just 12 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1931, he was 23 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1941, in the year of William Ward Phillips's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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