ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Phillips, of New York City, became the ninety-fifth president of the Association at the 1958 meeting in Dallas. Doctor Phillips had been the first speaker of the House of Delegates, serving in that position in 1949-1951. Doctor Phillips, a general practitioner, was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1951 to 1957. He was a member of the House of Delegates for thirty-nine consecutive years. He served as president of the first District Dental Society and the Bronx County Dental Society and as secretary of The Dental Society of the State of New York. Doctor Phillips served on committees of the Department of Defense, the Navy, the Veterans Administration, the Public Health Service, and other federal agencies. He was awarded honorary memberships in the dental societies of Great Britain, Australia, France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, and Peru. Doctor Phillips received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Dental Association in 1976. He was born in New York in 1898.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1958-1959: Percy Toumine Phillips" (1977). ADA Presidents. 87.