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Eugene Donald MILLIKIN

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MILLIKIN, Eugene Donald, a Senator from Colorado; born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, February 12, 1891; attended the public schools; graduated, law school of the University of Colorado at Boulder 1913; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Salt Lake City, Utah; executive secretary to the Governor 1915-1917; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Colorado National Guard in 1917; saw action in France and was mustered out as a lieutenant colonel; resumed the practice of law in Denver, Colo.; president of Kinney-Coastal Oil Co.; appointed on December 20, 1941, and subsequently elected on November 3, 1942, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1945, caused by the death of Alva B. Adams; reelected in 1944 and 1950 and served from December 20, 1941, to January 3, 1957; was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; chairman, Committee on Finance (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Republican Conference (Eightieth through Eighty-fourth Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation ((Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); died in Denver, Colo., July 26, 1958; interment in Fairmount Cemetery.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.

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