Samuel J. R. McMillan

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Samuel James Renwick McMillan
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United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1887
Preceded by Alexander Ramsey
Succeeded by Cushman Kellogg Davis
Personal details
Born (1826-02-22)February 22, 1826
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Died October 3, 1897(1897-10-03) (aged 71)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Military service
Service/branch Stillwater Frontier Guards
Rank Second Lieutenant
Battles/wars Dakota War of 1862

Samuel James Renwick McMillan (February 22, 1826 – October 3, 1897) was an American politician. He was a Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota. McMillan served in the U.S. Senate in the 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, and 49th United States Congresses from March 4, 1875, to March 4, 1887. He had also been a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1864 to 1875 and served as Chief Justice from 1874 – 1875. He graduated from Western University of Pennsylvania in 1846, later studying the law on his own as was the custom of the day. He died in Saint Paul on October 3, 1897 and was interred in Oakland Cemetery.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Alexander Ramsey
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Minnesota
Served alongside: William Windom, Alonzo J. Edgerton, Dwight M. Sabin
Succeeded by
Cushman Kellogg Davis