Frank Millard

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Frank G. Millard
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Date of birth: March 1, 1892
Place of birth: Corunna, Michigan
Date of death: November 1976
Career information
Position(s): Guard
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
College: Michigan
Organizations
As player:
1912-1915 Michigan

Frank Gurnee Millard (March 1, 1892 – November 1976) was an American politician and football player.

Millard was born in Corunna, Michigan in 1892, the son of Frank A. Millard and Emma (Gurnee) Millard. He attended the public schools in Corunna. He subsequently attended the University of Michigan, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1914 and a law degree in 1916. While attending Michigan, Millard played guard for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1912-1915.

After receiving his law degree, Millard became an attorney in Flint, Michigan. During World War I, he served as an artillery lieutenant in the U.S. Army in France. In 1921, he helped organize the Michigan National Guard. He was active in Republican Party politics and served as the chairman of the Genesse County Republican Committee from 1922-1924 and in 1940. He was a member of the Republican State Central Committee from 1948-1950.

In 1950, Millard was elected as Michigan Attorney General. He served in that position from January 1951 through December 1954.[1] In November 1954, he lost to Thomas M. Kavanagh in the election for Michigan Attorney General. He was the last Republican to hold the office of Attorney General in Michigan until Mike Cox was elected to the office in 2002.

In March 1955, he was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower as the General Counsel of the U.S. Army.[1][2] In December 1956, he was hospitalized at the University of Michigan Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a portion of one lung.[3][4][5] He served as the Army's General Counsel through February 1961.[6]

Millard was married to Dorothy E. McCorkell on November 8, 1930.[7] He died in 1976 at age 84.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FRANK MILLARD NAMED COUNSEL FOR THE ARMY". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 15, 1955. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Attorney General of Michigan Named Successor to Adams as Counsel of Army". The New York Times. March 15, 1955. 
  3. ^ "Millard, Army Aide, in Hospital". The New York Times. December 13, 1956. 
  4. ^ "Millard Condition Good After Surgery on Lung". Chicago Daily Tribune. December 13, 1956. 
  5. ^ "Army Counsel Quits Hospital". The New York Times. December 21, 1956. 
  6. ^ James E. Hewes, Jr. (1975). FROM ROOT TO McNAMARA: ARMY ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. Center of Military History, United States Army. p. 382. 
  7. ^ "Genesee County Marriage Index to 1934". Flint Genealogical Society. 
Government offices
Preceded by
John G. Adams
General Counsel of the Army
April 1, 1955 – February 28, 1961
Succeeded by
Powell Pierpoint