Philip Sharp
Philip Sharp
Sharp on his 111th birthday.
Birth: 21 December 1909
Blond, Louisiana, USA
Age: 111 years, 26 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Philip Alfred Sharp (born 21 December 1909) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Philip Sharp was born on 21 December 1909 in Blond community, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was one of ten children. He worked the land most of his life, both as a trapper and cattle herder before his retirement in 1995. He has one daughter, Shirley McClain, who was aged 81 in 2019. His wife, Beatrice, died in 1969 at the age of 56.

Sharp currently lives in Covington, Louisiana with his daughter Shirley and his son-in-law George. As of July 2019, at the age of 109, he was still able to drive and lived on his own. He was capable of walking unassisted until a fall shortly before his 110th birthday, and could still get around with the aid of a walker as of 2020. He is currently the second-oldest known living man in the United States, after Lawrence Brooks - the pair are also the two oldest living people in the state of Louisiana.



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