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Samuel McMILLAN

(1850-1924)

McMILLAN, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in County Down, town of Drumore, Ireland, August 6, 1850; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in New York City and later moved to Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio; attended the common schools; returned to New York City and took up the trade of carpenter; attended night school as a student of architecture; engaged in banking; vice president for a construction company that built Manhattan Bridge; served as a member of the board of examiners of the building department, city of New York, for twelve years, and park commissioner and president of the board for three years under Mayor Strong’s administration; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; died in New York City on May 6, 1924; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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