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Daniel Webster MILLS

(1838-1904)

MILLS, Daniel Webster, a Representative from Illinois; born near Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, February 25, 1838; attended the common schools of Rayesville and the Waynesville High School; moved to Corwin, Ohio, in 1859 and engaged in the mercantile, grain-shipping, and pork-packing businesses; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as captain of Company D, One Hundred and Eightieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, until the close of the war; moved to Chicago, Ill.; engaged in lake shipping 1866-1869, and later in the real estate business; served as warden of the Cook County Hospital 1877-1881; member of the board of aldermen of Chicago 1889-1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed the real estate business; died in Chicago, Ill., on December 16, 1904; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

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

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