MILBURN, William Henry

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1823–1903

Biography

MILBURN, William Henry, a House Chaplain; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 26, 1823; attended Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.; clerk; ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1843; joined Protestant Episcopal Church in 1865; preacher; lecturer; joined Methodist Episcopal Church in 1871; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Twenty-ninth Congress (December 22, 1845–December 6, 1847); elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirty-third Congress (December 7, 1853–December 3, 1855); elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-ninth and three succeeding Congresses (December 7, 1885–March 4, 1893); elected Chaplain of the United States Senate for the Fifty-third Congress and four succeeding Congresses until his death (April 6, 1893–April 10, 1903); died April 10, 1903, in Santa Barbara, Calif.; interred in Jacksonville, Ill.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Milburn, William Henry. Ten Years of Preacher-Life: Chapters from an Autobiography (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859).

-----. The Lane, Cross and Canoe; The Flatboat, Rifle and Plough in the Valley of the Mississippi (New York: N. D. Thompson Pub. Co., 1892).

-----. The Pioneers, Preachers, and People of the Mississippi Valley (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1860).

-----. The Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857).

-----. Sermon on the Progress and Demands of Christianity: Delivered in Brooklyn, Sunday, March the 27th, 1859 (New York: E.D. Barker, 1859).

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Denomination

Methodist

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