John Millen (American politician)

John Millen (* 1804 in Savannah, Georgia, † October 15, 1843 ) was an American politician. In 1843, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth of John Millen is not known. He attended the schools in his homeland. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in Savannah, he began to work in his new profession. Politically, he joined the movement to Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded by this. Between 1828 and 1839 Millen sat several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1842, he was a democrat for the fourth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Roger Lawson Gamble on March 4, 1843. But Millen was able to exercise his mandate only about seven months, because he died in Savannah on 15 October of the same year. His parliamentary seat fell after a special election to Duncan Lamont Clinch of the Whig party.