Joseph Hopkins MILLARD, Congress, NE (1836-1922)

Senate Years of Service:

MILLARD, Joseph Hopkins, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Hamilton, Province of Ontario, Canada, April 20, 1836; moved to Iowa with his parents, who settled near Sabula, Jackson County; attended the district school; clerked in a store; moved to Omaha, Nebr., in 1856 and engaged in the land business; moved to Montana in 1864; through the assistance of an Iowa capitalist, opened a bank in Virginia City; returned to Omaha in 1866 and became director, president, and cashier of the Omaha National Bank; one of the incorporators of the Omaha & Northwestern Railroad Company 1869; mayor of Omaha 1871; for fifteen years was a director of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, six years of which he served in the capacity of a Government director; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, March 28, 1901, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1901, caused by the failure of the legislature to act, and served from March 28, 1901, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for reelection in 1906; chairman, Committee on Inter-Oceanic Canals (Fifty-ninth Congress); resumed the banking business in Omaha, Nebr., and died there on January 13, 1922; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present