Milton A. Candler

Milton Anthony Candler (* January 11, 1837 in Campbellton, Fulton County, Georgia; † August 8, 1909 in Decatur, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Milton Candler was an uncle of Ezekiel S. Candler (1862-1944), who was 1901-1921 congressman for the state of Mississippi. He was also a cousin of Allen D. Candler (1834-1910), who was sitting 1883-1891 for Georgia in Congress and served from 1898 to 1902 as governor of the state.

Candler was educated at private schools and then studied until 1854 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1856 admitted to the bar he began in Cassville to work in his new profession. In 1857 he moved his residence and his law firm to Decatur. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1861 and 1863, he was a Member of Parliament to the House of Representatives of Georgia. After the end of the civil war in 1865 Candler was member of the Assembly to revise the Constitution of Georgia. Between 1868 and 1872 he was a member of the State Senate. In the years 1872 and 1876 was Candler delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Milton Candler was in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James C. Freeman on March 4, 1875. After a re-election in 1876 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. In 1878 he was re-nominated by his party. Candler rejected the nomination but from political differences over currencies. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he withdrew from politics. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. Candler died on August 8, 1909 in Decatur.