Charles W. Milliken

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Charles W. Milliken
A man with curly, receding black hair wearing a black jacket, vest, and bowtie with a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byJoseph Horace Lewis
Succeeded byJohn W. Caldwell
Personal details
Born(1827-08-15)August 15, 1827
Calloway County, Kentucky
DiedOctober 16, 1915(1915-10-16) (aged 88)
Franklin, Kentucky
Resting placeGreenlawn Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWirt College

Charles William Milliken (August 15, 1827 – October 16, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born near Murray, Kentucky, Milliken moved with his parents to Simpson County, Kentucky, in 1829 and settled near Franklin. He pursued preparatory studies, and was graduated from Wirt College, Sumner County, Tennessee, in 1849. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Franklin, Kentucky. He served as prosecuting attorney of Simpson County 1857-1862. Commonwealth attorney of the fourth judicial district of Kentucky from 1867 until his resignation on February 24, 1872.

Milliken was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-fourth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. Referee in bankruptcy for the Bowling Green (Kentucky) district and served from September 28, 1907, until his death in Franklin, Kentucky, October 16, 1915. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Charles W. Milliken (id: M000768)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 1106. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph H. Lewis
United States Representative, Kentucky 3rd District
Succeeded by
John W. Caldwell

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website