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Seth L. Milliken

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Seth Llewellyn Milliken
Seth L. Milliken.png
Member of U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – April 18, 1897
Preceded byStephen Decatur Lindsey
Succeeded byEdwin C. Burleigh
Member of Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 12, 1831
Montville, Maine
DiedApril 18, 1897 (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeGrove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine
Political partyRepublican
Alma materColby College
Union College

Seth Llewellyn Milliken (December 12, 1831 – April 18, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Early life

Born in Montville, Maine, Milliken attended the common schools and Waterville College (now Colby College) before graduating from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1856.

Family life

Maud Milliken
Maud Milliken

Milliken had two children, a daughter Maud Milliken and a son Seth M. Milliken.[1]

Maud Milliken was a native of Augusta, Maine. She descendeded on her father's side from Sir James Milliken, of Scotland, who was knighted by King James for his military achievements, and on her maternal grand-father's side from one of the Counts of Perigneux, of France, whose burial place, with its elaborate tomb and monument, are at Pere Lachaise. Maud Milliken, after receiving a rudimentary education at her Maine home, attended the Allen School, near Boston, and studied music, both in Boston and New York. She possesses a clear, sweet, soprano voice, and leads the church choir at home. Maud Milliken accompanied her father to Washington for a number of winters.[2]

Lillian Fitz-Hugh Milliken
Lillian Fitz-Hugh Milliken

Lillian Fitz-Hugh Milliken was the daughter of Col. L. H. Fitz-Hugh, and the great-granddaughter of Patrick Henry. She was born in Virginia, and was closely related to the Lees, Prestons, Marions and Ayles, of that State. She was partly educated in Washington, and after her graduation spent four years in the city. Her father moved with his family to Dallas, Texas. There she met Mr. Samuel H. Milliken, a banker and prominent business man of that State, and after a few years acquaintance they were married in 1885. Samuel Milliken was the cousin of Seth Miliken. Samuel Milliken owned a large landed estate in Mexico City.[3]


Milliken served as member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858. Milliken moved to Belfast, Maine. He served as clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court 1859-1871. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1871, but did not practice. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1884.

Milliken was 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. He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-first and Fifty-fourth Congresses). He was interred in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine.

See also


  1. ^ a b Chase, Henry (1893), Representative Men of Maine: A Collection of Portraits with Biographical Sketches of Residents of the State, Who Have Achieved Success And are Prominent in the Commercial, Industrial, Professional and Political Life, To which is Added the Portraits and Sketches of All Governors Since the Formation of the State, Portland, Maine: Lakeside Press, p. 14
  2. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book.
  3. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1883 – April 18, 1897
Succeeded by
Edwin C. Burleigh
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