Phil died Aug. 9, 2002, at the Carolina Inn at Fayetteville, N.C. He was 81.
He graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School. He served in the Army during WWII and retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
Phil was the Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government for many years at the Institute of Government at UNC--Chapel Hill, a post from which he retired in 1988. During his 38 years there, Phil became known as a prolific writer, and an outstanding teacher and lecturer.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Chapel Hill; four children from his first marriage to Mary M. Green (now deceased): Philip P. III, Victoria Dickson, Elizabeth Standen, and Juliette Stengelman; a sister, Jean Rodenbaugh; a brother, Robert; and nine grandchildren.
To the entire family, we extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.
The Class of 1943