Jacob L. Milligan

Jacob Le Roy Milligan ( born March 9, 1889 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, † March 9, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1920 and 1935 he represented two times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Milligan attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1913 was admitted to the bar he began in 1914 in his hometown of Richmond in this profession work. During the First World War, he served 1917-1919 as a captain in an infantry regiment of the U.S. Army. For his military service in the war he was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

Politically Milligan was a member of the Democratic Party. Following the resignation of Mr Joshua W. Alexander, who took over the post of U.S. Trade Minister, he was at the due election for the third seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on February 14, 1920. Since Milligan Republican Henry F. Lawrence defeated in the regular congressional elections of 1920, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1921.

In the elections of 1922, Milligan was re-elected in the third constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he replaced Lawrence again on March 4, 1923. After five elections he could spend in Congress until January 3, 1935 six full terms. Since 1933 he represented as the successor of David W. Hopkins the fourth district of his home state. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Since 1933, the first New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress in Congress. 1928 Milligan delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Houston, on the Al Smith was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In 1934, Jacob Milligan opted not to run again for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he sought unsuccessfully to his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. This went to the future President Harry S. Truman. After retiring from Congress, he practiced as a lawyer again. In the years 1949 and 1950 he led the police committee of the city Kansas City. There he is, also died on March 9, 1951, his 72nd birthday.