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William McMILLAN

(1764-1804)

McMILLAN, William, a Delegate from the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio; born near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 2, 1764; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; moved to Fort Washington (now Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1787; was admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced practice in Cincinnati; first justice of the court of general quarter sessions in 1790; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1799 and 1800; elected to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Harrison and served from November 24, 1800, to March 3, 1801; declined renomination in 1800; after admission of Ohio into the Union in 1803 was appointed United States district attorney for Ohio, but owing to declining health did not assume the duties; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in May 1804; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Bibliography

Bloom, Jo Tice. “The Congressional Delegates from the Northwest Territory.” Old Northwest 3 (1977): 3-21.

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

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