James W. Milliken

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James Wheelock Milliken (May 26, 1848 – June 19, 1908) was an American businessman and politician.

Milliken was born in Denmark, Maine and was raised in Saco, Maine. He worked in a dry goods store in Saco, Maine. In 1868, Milliken moved to Traverse City, Michigan and continued to own a dry goods store in Traverse City. Milliken served in the Michigan Senate from 1897 to 1900 and was a Republican. Milliken died from a stroke on a New York Central train while going to New York City. His son James T. Milliken and his grandson William Milliken also served in the Michigan Senate.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "James W. Milliken". Michigan Legislative Biography. Library of Michigan.
  2. ^ Wait, S.E.; Anderson, W.S., eds. (1918). "Biographical Sketch of J.W. Milliken". Old Settlers of the Grand Traverse Region. Traverse City, Michigan: [Ebner Brothers]. p. 60.
  3. ^ "Michigan Senator Is Dead". The Saint Joseph Herald-Press. June 20, 1908. p. 2.

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