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Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County ...


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Fremont County Commissioner John Philp, third from right in sweater and white shirt, administered the oath of office to Paula Merryman, left, in October 1988 when she became Fremont County treasurer. Also pictured, from left, Bill Merryman, Commissioner Richard Bennett, reporter Tom Rush, Commissioner Butch Hudson, Philp, Commissioner Ralph Urbigkeit and Commissioner Tom Satterfield. Philp died Friday, nearly 26 years after leaving office. File photo/Jerri Robinson

Fremont County Commissioner John Philp, third from right in sweater and white shirt, administered the oath of office to Paula Merryman, left, in October 1988 when she became Fremont County treasurer. Also pictured, from left, Bill Merryman, Commissioner Richard Bennett, reporter Tom Rush, Commissioner Butch Hudson, Philp, Commissioner Ralph Urbigkeit and Commissioner Tom Satterfield. Philp died Friday, nearly 26 years after leaving office. File photo/Jerri Robinson


Fremont County Commissioner John Philp, third from right in sweater and white shirt, administered the oath of office to Paula Merryman, left, in October 1988 when she became Fremont County treasurer. Also pictured, from left, Bill Merryman, Commissioner Richard Bennett, reporter Tom Rush, Commissioner Butch Hudson, Philp, Commissioner Ralph Urbigkeit and Commissioner Tom Satterfield. Philp died Friday, nearly 26 years after leaving office. File photo/Jerri Robinson

Fremont County Commissioner John Philp, third from right in sweater and white shirt, administered the oath of office to Paula Merryman, left, in October 1988 when she became Fremont County treasurer. Also pictured, from left, Bill Merryman, Commissioner Richard Bennett, reporter Tom Rush, Commissioner Butch Hudson, Philp, Commissioner Ralph Urbigkeit and Commissioner Tom Satterfield. Philp died Friday, nearly 26 years after leaving office. File photo/Jerri Robinson

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