Seth L. Milliken

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Seth Llewellyn Milliken
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Member of U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – April 18, 1897
Preceded by Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Member of Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born December 12, 1831
Montville, Maine
Died April 18, 1897
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine
Political party Republican
Alma mater Colby College
Union College

Seth Llewellyn Milliken (December 12, 1831 - April 18, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Early life[edit]

Born in Montville, Maine, Milliken attended the common schools and Waterville College (now Colby College) before graduating from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1856.

Family life[edit]

Milliken had two children, a daughter Maud Milliken and a son Seth M. Milliken.[1]


Milliken served as member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858. Milliken moved to Belfast, Maine. He served as clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court 1859-1871. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1871, but did not practice. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1884.

Milliken was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 18, 1897. He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-first and Fifty-fourth Congresses). He was interred in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine.


  1. ^ a b Chase, Henry (1893), Representative Men of Maine: A Collection of Portraits with Biographical Sketches of Residents of the State, Who Have Achieved Success And are Prominent in the Commercial, Industrial, Professional and Political Life, To which is Added the Portraits and Sketches of All the Governors Since the Formation of the State, Portland, Maine: Lakeside Press, p. 14. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1883 – April 18, 1897
Succeeded by
Edwin C. Burleigh