Walter P. Phillips

Walter P. Phillips (June 14, 1846 – January 31, 1920) was an American journalist, telegraph operator, and inventor who created the Phillips Code, a brevity code which introduced the abbreviations POTUS and SCOTUS. He later became the head of the United Press.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14th, 1846 (Grafton), Died January 31st, 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 1255 10-in. ca. 1903 Red Cross march Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 1255 7-in. ca. 1903 Red Cross march no. 1 Columbia Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Phillips, Walter P.," accessed August 2, 2021,

Phillips, Walter P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Phillips, Walter P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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