|16th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Charles Gray|
|Succeeded by||Levi Boone|
August 29, 1815|
|Died||December 2, 1885
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Born in Saco, Maine, Milliken moved to Chicago in 1837 and set up a blacksmith shop on Randolph Street. When he wasn't busy, Milliken taught himself law and was eventually twice elected alderman and appointed an assistance county judge.
In the election of 1854, Milliken defeated Amos Throop, who ran on the Temperance Party ticket, with nearly 60% of the vote. Although Throop was the temperance candidate, after winning the election, Milliken declared himself in favor of temperance as well. He ran for re-election the following year against Levi Boone, of the American Party and lost with 47% of the vote.
Following his term as mayor, Milliken stayed in public service, becoming a police magistrate.
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- The Chicago City Manual. Chicago: Bureau of Statistics and Municipal library. 1911. p. 35.
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- Miller, Richard Lawrence (2012). Lincoln and His World: The Path to the Presidency, 1854-1860. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. p. 64. ISBN 0786459298.
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- Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. p. 386.
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