William Milnor

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William Milnor (June 26, 1769 – December 13, 1848) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and Mayor of Philadelphia.

William Milnor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, and was elected as a Federalist to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Accounts during the Eleventh Congress. He was elected to the Fourteenth Congress, and again elected to the Seventeenth Congress and served until his resignation on May 8, 1822.

Milnor elected mayor of Philadelphia on October 20, 1829, and served one year. He died in Burlington, New Jersey, and was buried in that city's Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard.[1]

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William Milnor was the brother of James Milnor, a lawyer, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and rector of St. George’s Chapel in Manhattan, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Brown
John Pugh
Frederick Conrad
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1807–1811

1807–1811 alongside: Robert Brown
1807–1809 alongside: John Pugh
1809–1811 alongside: John Ross

Succeeded by
Robert Brown
Jonathan Roberts
William Rodman
Preceded by
Adam Seybert
William Anderson
John Conard
Charles J. Ingersoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1815–1817

1815–1817 alongside: Joseph Hopkinson, John Sergeant and Thomas Smith
1815 alongside: Jonathan Williams

Succeeded by
William Anderson
Adam Seybert
John Sergeant
Joseph Hopkinson
Preceded by
Joseph Hemphill,
John Sergeant
Thomas Forrest
Samuel Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1821–1822

alongside: Joseph Hemphill, John Sergeant and Samuel Edwards

Succeeded by
Joseph Hemphill,
John Sergeant
Thomas Forrest
Samuel Edwards
Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Wood Richards
Mayor of Philadelphia
1829
Succeeded by
Benjamin Wood Richards