MILLIKEN, Charles William, (1827 - 1915)


MILLIKEN, Charles William, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Murray, Calloway County, Ky., August 15, 1827; moved with his parents to Simpson County, Ky., in 1829 and settled near Franklin; pursued preparatory studies, and was graduated from Wirt College, Sumner County, Tenn., in 1849; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Franklin, Ky.; 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; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-fourth Congress); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; referee in bankruptcy for the Bowling Green (Ky.) district and served from September 28, 1907, until his death in Franklin, Simpson County, Ky., October 16, 1915; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.