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William MILLWARD

(1822-1871)

MILLWARD, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in the old district of Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 1822; attended the public schools; engaged in the manufacture of leather; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful as the Union candidate for reelection in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Patents (Thirty-sixth Congress); United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania 1861-1865; appointed Director of the United States Mint in September 1866 but, as his appointment was not confirmed by the Senate, served for six months only; died in Kirkwood, New Castle County, Del., November 28, 1871; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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