- Anthony Marcus Phelps
- Height: 5"11"
- Weight: 185 pounds
- Anthony Marcus Phelps was born September 28, 1975 in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana to James and Marianne Phelps. His
father, James A. Phelps, is General Manager for the
KwikiMart convenience stores, Southern Division and still
resides in Baton Rouge. His Mother, Marianne Phelps
Gordon deceased in January 1988 is interred at the
Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge.
- As a child, Tony Phelps life was traumatic. His
mother and father divorced in 1981 when Tony was five
years old. Marianne remarried Peter Gordon with whom she
had been having an affair for several years. Peter Gordon
was then Vice President of the First State Bank of Baton
Rouge, and Marianne was the bank manager.
- Tony and his older brother, James A. Phelps, Jr.,
Jim, both lived with their father after the divorce.
Although they spent some time with their mother and
stepfather, their mother's increasing mental health
problems prevented a normal relationship. Their mother
suffered a complete breakdown when Tony was 10 and he did
not see his mother again until her funeral in January of
1988. Marianne Phelps Gordon committed suicide when Tony
- Tony was held back in the first grade due to "acting
out" disturbances in the classroom. It was determined
that he would benefit from counseling. His teachers
deemed him very intelligent, but unable to apply it. His
behavior improved somewhat and his father discontinued
counseling after one year. At age 10, Tony began to
withdraw. Later, it was determined that his parents'
divorce, his inability to form an attachment with his
stepfather, and a perceived favoritism by his father for
James, Jr. all contributed to his withdrawal.
- Tony continued through high school, earning only the
minimum grades to go on to college. He had few friends
and no close associations with girls. He skipped one year
between high school and college, working in one of his
father's convenience stores in Baton Rouge. The store was
robbed three times while he worked solitary shifts, there
were no witnesses, no demonstrable injuries, and no solid
suspects. While surveillance video did not clearly
implicate Tony, his father fired him after the third
- His father contacted Richard Owens, the Dean of
Students at Ole Miss, an old college friend for
assistance in Tony's application to the school. Tony was
admitted in the fall of 1995. He has been a lackluster
student maintaining only a C average. After two years, he
does not have enough credits to move to Junior status for
the fall 1997 semester and is taking an extra credit load
to meet the requirements for the spring 1998 semester.
Tony has worked as a Resident Activities Coordinator
since the spring of 1996. His interests include
electronics, computers, film production, and the
Confederacy. He is considered by some to be somewhat of
an expert in Civil War history and his personal hero is
Ken Burns (PBS Civil war award winning documentary).
- Tony has established a good relationship with his
older brother, Jim. Jim graduated magna cum laude from
Stanford University with a BA in Business Administration,
passing the CPA exam in June of 1997. Jim is very
successfully employed in San Francisco, with a big 8
accounting firm. He has been helping Tony with some