Biography of Frank A. Milliken
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Milliken, Frank Albion, lawyer, is the son of Edward and Lucia A. (Bacon) Milliken, natives respectively of Farmington, Me., and Winthrop, Mass., who moved to New Bedford in 1849. His father was engaged in the oil and grocery business, served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the New Bedford Board of Aldermen, and died October 22, 1896. Mr. Milliken was born in New Bedford, Mass., March 18, 1854, and received his education in the public and high schools and Edward A. H. Allen's private school in his native city. He was graduated with the degree of LL. B. from Harvard Law School in 1874, continued his legal studies in the office of Marston & Crapo of New Bedford, and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He began active practice with George F. Tucker, and since Mr. Tucker's appointment as reporter of the Supreme Judicial Court has followed his profession alone. Mr. Milliken was one of the organizers of the New Bedford Bar Association, in which he has continuously held the office of secretary. He was city solicitor in 1879-80, member of the Common Council one year, and is now a member of the School Committee, a position he has held in all about seven years. In 1878 he was appointed a special justice of the Third District Court of Bristol by Governor Rice, and served as such until 1897, when he was appointed justice by Governor Wolcott. He is a member of Eureka Lodge, F. & A. M., of Acushnet Lodge, I. O. O. F., and of the Encampment of the I. O. O. F., and has been a member of the committee on judiciary of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of Massachusetts since that committee was formed. January 29, 1879, he married Mary Congdon Allen, daughter of Frederick Allen of New Bedford.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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