MILLIKEN, Seth Llewellyn, (1831 - 1897)


``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen'' (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1890, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MILLIKEN, Seth Llewellyn, a Representative from Maine; born in Montville, Waldo County, Maine, December 12, 1831; attended the common schools and Waterville College; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1856; member of the State house of representatives in 1857 and 1858; moved to Belfast, Maine; clerk of the supreme judicial court 1859-1871; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1871, but did not practice; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 18, 1897; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-first and Fifty-fourth Congresses); interment in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.