McMILLAN, Thomas Sanders, (1888 - 1939)


Photograph (detail), 1928, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

McMILLAN, Thomas Sanders, (husband of Clara Gooding McMillan), a Representative from South Carolina; born near Ulmers, Allendale County, S.C., November 27, 1888; attended the common schools near Ulmers; graduated from Orangeburg (S.C.) Collegiate Institute, 1907; taught school at Perry, Aiken County, S.C., in 1907-1908; graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1912; completed the law course at the same university in 1913; admitted to the bar in 1913; lawyer, private practice, Charleston, S.C.; professional baseball player; also interested in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives, 1917-1924, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1921 and 1922 and as speaker in 1923 and 1924; was not a candidate for renomination in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his death on September 29, 1939 (March 4, 1925-September 29, 1939); member of the executive committee of the Interparliamentary Union 1937-1939, serving as delegate to the convention held in Oslo, Norway, in 1939; died in Charleston, S.C., September 29, 1939; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.