MCMILLAN, John Lanneau

McMILLAN, John Lanneau
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


McMILLAN, John Lanneau, a Representative from South Carolina; born on a farm near Mullins, Marion County, S.C., April 12, 1898; educated Mullins High School, University of North Carolina, and South Carolina, also University of South Carolina Law School and National Law School, Washington, D.C.; selected to represent United States Congress at the Interparliamentary Union in London in 1960, and in Tokyo in 1961; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1973); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Seventy-ninth, Eighty-first, Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth through Ninety-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resided in Florence, S.C., where he died September 3, 1979; interment in the McMillan family cemetery, Mullins, S.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of South Carolina
South Carolina Political Collections

Columbia, SC
Papers: 1938-1972, 11.25 linear feet. Collection documents John L. McMillan’s representation of South Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District, 1939-1973, including correspondence relating to legislation, postal matters and constituent service, academy appointments, and opposition to the 1961 minimum wage bill. Also included are materials relating to the Committee on the District of Columbia under his chairmanship, as well as records of public hearings on electricity and soil and water conservation. The papers contain campaign materials, news clippings, scrapbooks, and some photographs. Further information and finding aid available at:

Clemson University
Special Collections and Archives

Clemson, SC
Papers: In the Paul Quattlebaum Personal Papers, ca. 1907-1964, 4.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include John L. McMillan.
Papers: In the Paul Quattlebaum Senate Papers, 1936-1945, 6 cubic feet. Correspondents include John L. McMillan.
Papers: In the Strom Thurmond Executive Assistant Series, ca. 1937-1986, 48 cubic feet. Other authors include John L. McMillan.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Archives and Manuscripts

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Lawrence F. O'Brien White House Congressional Liaison Office Files, 1961-1963, 16.5 cubic feet. Persons represented include John L. McMillan.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Hugh Scott Papers, 1925-1983, approximately 146,200 items. Correspondents include John L. McMillan.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John L. McMillan, Democratic Representative from South Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

U. S. Congress. House. Ceremonies Attending Acceptance of Official Committee Portrait of the Hon. John L. McMillan, a Representative in Congress from the Sixth District of South Carolina Since 1933. 89th Congress. 2nd Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1966.

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