|U.S. House, Indiana, District 6|
|High school||Central High School (1960)|
|Bachelor's||Ball State University (1964)|
|Birthday||May 4, 1942|
|Place of birth||Muncie, Indiana|
- 1957-1960: Central High School, Muncie, Indiana
- 1960 - 1964: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- 1968: MA
Phipps was a high school teacher from 1964 to 1997.
Phipps was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 6th District. Phipps sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Dan Bolling, Brad Bookout, Jim Crone, Lane Siekman, Barry Welsh, George Holland and Susan Hall Heitzman are running in the Democratic primary. Phipps faces Bill Frazier, Travis Hankins, John Hatter, Luke Messer, Don Bates, Jr., Joseph Van Wye, and Joe Sizemore in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of February 24, 2012. The primary elections took place on May 8, 2012.