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Samuel J. R. McMillan

Justice, Chief Justice

Born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1826. Graduated from Pennsylvania's Western University in 1846, studied law for three years, and was admitted to practice in 1849. Came to Minnesota Territory in 1852, settling at Stillwater. Six years later he was elected District Judge, First Judicial District, and held that office until 1864, when he was appointed Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was reelected to the court twice, and in 1874 was appointed Chief Justice by Governor Davis. Resigned as Chief Justice a year later, when he was elected to the United States Senate. Died in 1897.

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