Charles W. Milliken
|Charles W. Milliken|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
|Preceded by||Joseph Horace Lewis|
|Succeeded by||John W. Caldwell|
August 15, 1827|
Calloway County, Kentucky
|Died||October 16, 1915
|Resting place||Greenlawn Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Wirt College|
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|
Joseph H. Lewis
|United States Representative, Kentucky 3rd District
John W. Caldwell
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