Thomas S. McMillan

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Thomas S. McMillan
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 - September 29, 1939
Preceded by W. Turner Logan
Succeeded by Clara Gooding McMillan
42nd Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
January 9, 1923 March 22, 1924
Governor Wilson Godfrey Harvey
Thomas Gordon McLeod
Preceded by Thomas Perrin Cothran
Succeeded by Edgar Allen Brown
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Charleston County
In office
January 9, 1917 March 22, 1924
Personal details
Born(1888-11-27)November 27, 1888
Ulmer, South Carolina
Died September 29, 1939(1939-09-29) (aged 50)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clara Gooding McMillan
Profession baseball player, lawyer

Thomas Sanders McMillan (November 27, 1888 September 29, 1939) was a lawyer and a United States Representative from South Carolina.

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Born in the town of Ulmer in Allendale County, McMillan received his early childhood education at the schools in Ulmer. He graduated from the Orangeburg Collegiate Institute in 1907 and taught school for the next two years in Perry. McMillan then enrolled at the University of South Carolina and graduated in 1912. In 1913, he completed the law course at the university and was admitted to the bar the same year. He moved to Charleston where he began the practice of law on January 1, 1915 with James B. Heyward, as well as pursuing his agricultural interests.

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McMillan served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1917 to 1924 and he served as speaker from 1923 to 1924. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at The Citadel from 1916 to 1919; for five years before law school, he had played professional minor league baseball with the South Atlantic League.

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McMillan's house in Charleston, South Carolina contributes to a local National Register historic district. 171 Moultrie Street.JPG
McMillan's house in Charleston, South Carolina contributes to a local National Register historic district.

While serving in the United States Congress, McMillan maintained a house in Charleston, South Carolina at 171 Moultrie St. Today, the house is a contributing structure to the Hampton Park Terrace National Register Historic District and is used as a faculty house for the Citadel.

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He was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent the 1st congressional district in 1924 for the Sixty-ninth Congress. He was re-elected six more times and while in Congress was a member of the executive committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union from 1937 to 1939. McMillan died in Charleston and was interred in Magnolia Cemetery.

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References

Yates Snowden, History of South Carolina (1920).


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
W. Turner Logan
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

1925-1939
Succeeded by
Clara Gooding McMillan