William Millward

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William Millward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by John Robbins
Succeeded by James Landy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by Henry M. Phillips
Succeeded by William D. Kelley
Personal details
Born June 30, 1822 (1822-06-30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 28, 1871 (1871-11-29) (aged 49)
Kirkwood, Delaware
Citizenship  United States
Political party

Opposition Party

Spouse(s) Ellen Milward

leather manufacturer


William Millward (June 30, 1822 – November 28, 1871) was an Opposition Party and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania


Millward was born in the old district of Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and was engaged in the manufacture of leather.


Elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, Millward served as United States Representative for the third district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1855 to March 4, 1857. He was unsuccessful as the Unionist candidate for reelection in 1856, but was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served as U. S. Representative for the fourth district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1859 to March 4, 1861. During that term, he was chairman of the United States House Committee on Patents.[1]

Appointed by President Lincoln, Millward served as United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania from 1861 to 1865, confiscating and destroying Democratic newspapers from trains, post offices, and ships in port.[2] When he was appointed Director of the United States Mint in September 1866, Millward's appointment was not confirmed by the United States Senate, so he served for only six months.[3]


Millward died in Kirkwood, Delaware, in 1871. He is interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ "William Millward". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ William Millward. Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  3. ^ William Millward. Martin's Bench and Bar of Philadelphia. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Robbins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
James Landy
Preceded by
Henry M. Phillips
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William D. Kelley
Government offices
Preceded by
James Pollock
Director of the United States Mint
October 1866 – April 1867
Succeeded by
Henry Linderman