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Isaac Milliken
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16th Mayor of Chicago
In office
1854–1855
Preceded by Charles Gray
Succeeded by Levi Boone
Personal details
Born (1815-08-29)August 29, 1815
Saco, Maine
Died December 2, 1885(1885-12-02) (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Chicago, Illinois

Isaac Lawrence Milliken (August 29, 1815 – December 2, 1885; buried in Rosehill Cemetery) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1854 to 1855. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Born in Saco, Maine, Milliken moved to Chicago in 1837 and set up a blacksmith shop on Randolph Street.[1][2] When he wasn't busy, Milliken taught himself law and was eventually twice elected alderman and appointed an assistance county judge.[2]

In the election of 1854, Milliken defeated Amos Throop, who ran on the Temperance Party ticket, with nearly 60% of the vote.[3][4] Although Throop was the temperance candidate, after winning the election, Milliken declared himself in favor of temperance as well.[5] He ran for re-election the following year against Levi Boone, of the American Party and lost with 47% of the vote.[6]

Following his term as mayor, Milliken stayed in public service, becoming a police magistrate.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierce, Bessie Louise (1940). A History of Chicago, Vol. II: From Town to City 1848-1871. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 305. 
  2. ^ a b The Chicago City Manual. Chicago: Bureau of Statistics and Municipal library. 1911. p. 35. 
  3. ^ Walker, Thomas (11-04-2008). "Chicago Mayor 1854". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2012-06-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Pierce, Bessie Louise (1940). A History of Chicago, Vol. II: From Town to City 1848-1871. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 202. 
  5. ^ Miller, Richard Lawrence (2012). Lincoln and His World: The Path to the Presidency, 1854-1860. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. p. 64. ISBN 0786459298. 
  6. ^ Walker, Thomas (11-04-2008). "Chicago Mayor 1855". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2012-06-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. p. 386. 

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