John M. Millikin
|John M. Millikin|
|16th Ohio State Treasurer|
January 10, 1876 – January 14, 1878
|Preceded by||Leroy Welsh|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Howells|
October 14, 1804|
|Died||April 9, 1884
|Resting place||Greenwood Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Washington & Jefferson College|
John Millikin was born October 14, 1804 in Greensboro Greene County, Pennsylvania. Three years later, his family moved to Hamilton, Ohio, his father, Daniel Millikin becoming the first physician in that place. He had private teachers, and spent a year at Washington College in Washington County, Pennsylvania from 1824 and 1825. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio September 5, 1827, and went into partnership with William Bebb. When Bebb was elected governor, Millikin retired from legal practice and moved to his farm three miles from Hamilton. He raised Poland China domestic pigs, and was the first president of the Ohio Poland-China Record Association, and was re-elected unanimously. He wrote the history of the breed.
Millikin was an officer in the State militia for several years, and was on Governor Thomas Corwin's staff. In 1846 he was a member of the state board of equalization, and spent three terms on the State Board of Agriculture. In 1860 he was named a trustee of Miami University for nine years, and was re-appointed twice more, serving until his death. In 1873 he was named by the Secretary of the Interior as a commissioner to make a treaty with the Creek to cede part of their territory to the Seminole. In 1875 he was elected Ohio State Treasurer, was re-nominated by the Republicans in 1877, but lost in the general election. He died April 9, 1884 at Hamilton. He was interred at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton, Ohio) on April 11, 1884.
Millikin was married to Mary Hough of Hamilton September 6, 1831. They had four children.
- Greenwood cemetery association
- "John M. MILLIKIN". A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio: With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company. 1882. pp. 340–346. "..and in 1824 went to Washington College, in Washington, Pennsylvania, spending a year there, and returning home last of May 1825."
- Smith 1898 : 345
- Ohio Poland-China record 6. Dayton: Christian Publishing House. 1884. pp. 5–6.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.