William Millward

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William Millward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byJohn Robbins
Succeeded byJames Landy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byHenry M. Phillips
Succeeded byWilliam D. Kelley
Personal details
BornJune 30, 1822 (1822-06-30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
DiedNovember 28, 1871 (1871-11-29) (aged 49)
Kirkwood, Delaware, US
Political partyOpposition Party Republican
Spouse(s)Ellen Milward
Professionleather manufacturer politician

William Millward (June 30, 1822 – November 28, 1871) was an Opposition Party and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

Biography[edit]

Millward was born in the old district of Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and was engaged in the manufacture of leather.

Career[edit]

Elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, Millward served as United States Representative for the third district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1855, to March 4, 1857. He was unsuccessful as the Unionist candidate for reelection in 1856, but was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served as U. S. Representative for the fourth district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1859 to March 4, 1861. During that term, he was chairman of the United States House Committee on Patents.[1]

Appointed by President Lincoln, Millward served as United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania from 1861 to 1865, confiscating and destroying Democratic newspapers from trains, post offices, and ships in port.[2] When he was appointed Director of the United States Mint in September 1866, Millward's appointment was not confirmed by the United States Senate, so he served for only six months.[3]

Death[edit]

Millward died in Kirkwood, Delaware, in 1871 and was interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Millward". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ William Millward. Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission. November 2006. ISBN 9781402228735. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ William Millward. Martin's Bench and Bar of Philadelphia. 1883. Retrieved 14 November 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

1855–1857
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1859–1861
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Director of the United States Mint
October 1866 – April 1867
Succeeded by