William Milnes, Jr.

William Milnes Jr. ( born December 8, 1827 in Yorkshire, England; † August 14, 1889 in Shenandoah, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1870 and 1871, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1829, came William Milnes with his parents to the United States, where the family settled in Pottsville (Pennsylvania). He attended the public schools of his new home and then completed an apprenticeship as a machinist. Later he worked in the mining and coal business. Since 1865, Milnes lived in Shenandoah, where he worked in the iron industry. At the same time he proposed as a member of the short-lived Conservative Party launched a political career. In 1870 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Virginia.

After the resumption of Virginia in the Union Milnes was the sixth election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 27 January 1870. Until March 3, 1871, he could end the current parliamentary term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Milnes operated again in the iron industry. He died on 14 August 1889 in Shenandoah.