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Rolla Coral McMILLEN

(1880-1961)

McMILLEN, Rolla Coral, a Representative from Illinois; born near Monticello, Piatt County, Ill., October 5, 1880; attended the public schools of Monticello, Ill., and the University of Illinois at Chicago; was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1906; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Decatur, Ill.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; member of State housing board 1940-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Wheat; reelected to the Seventy-ninth, Eightieth, and Eighty-first Congresses, and served from June 13, 1944, to January 3, 1951; was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; died in Evanston, Ill., May 6, 1961; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Ill.

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

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