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Philip Mason Sears

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: December 13, 1973 (73)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Shelton Sears and Mary Cabot Sears
Husband of Zilla Sears
Father of Philip Mason Sears, Jr. and Charlotte MacDougall Look
Brother of David Sears

Occupation: Massachusetts State Representative and Senator
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About Mason Sears

Philip Mason Sears (born December 29, 1899 — December 13, 1973) was an American politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts General Court and the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party.

Early life

Sears was born on December 29, 1899 to Philip Shelton Sears, a sculptor, and Mary Cabot (Higginson) Sears. He attended St. Mark's School and Harvard University. On December 29, 1924 he married Zilla MacDougall, the daughter of Admiral William D. MacDougall.

Naval career

Sears served in the United States Navy, where he was an attaché to the United States State Department delegation in Peking, China. Here he met Danish ambassador Henrik Kauffmann, who would become his friend and later marry Sears' sister-in-law Charlotte MacDougall. Sears also served in the Navy during World War II.

Political career

Sears was a Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1939 to 1943 and again from 1947 to 1949.

Sears worked on the United States Senate campaigns of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., a colleague of his in the state legislature and the husband of his second cousin.

Sears was Massachusetts Republican State Chair from 1949 to 1950 and was delegate to 1948 and 1952 Republican National Conventions from Massachusetts.

From 1953 to 1960 he was the United States' Representative to United Nations Trusteeship Council.

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Mason Sears's Timeline

December 29, 1899
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 28, 1926
Age 26
November 19, 1929
Age 29
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
December 13, 1973
Age 73
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States