Phillip M. Landrum

Phillip Mitchell Landrum ( born September 10, 1907 in Martin, Stephens County, Georgia, † November 19, 1990 in Jasper, Georgia ) was an American politician and represented the state of Georgia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Phillip Mitchell Landrum attended the public school and the Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. After he graduated in 1939 at the Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1941 at the Atlanta Law School with a Bachelor of Laws. In the meantime, he was also head of Nelson High School in 1937 until 1941. His admission to the bar he got in 1941 and then opened a practice in Canton, Georgia.

He ran in 1942 for the seventy-eighth Congress, but failed.

During the Second World War he undertook on October 2, 1942 as a private soldier in the United States Army Air Corps. He served in Europe and was from the army on June 1, 1945 with the rank of lieutenant ( First Lieutenant) dismissed.

After his discharge from the army he was employed by the Veterans ' Administration. After that, he was Deputy Attorney General of Georgia 1946-1947. Subsequently he was in the years 1947 and 1948, the chief secretary of Georgia's Governor.

Landrum then practiced as a lawyer in Jasper until his election as a Democrat in the eighty-third and the eleven succeeding Congresses. His term came from 3 January 1953 to 3 January 1977. Thereafter, he decided in 1976 not to run again for the Ninety-first Congress.

During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in the drafting of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

Phillip Mitchell Landrum died on November 19, 1990 at his residence in Jasper, Georgia.