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Biographical Sketch of Charles F. Milliken

Charles F. Milliken, editor of the Ontario County Times, published at Canandaigua, New York, is the son of the late Nathan J. and Orline O. ( Sutton) Milliken, and comes of honored New England ancestry. He was born in Canandaigua, August 27, 1854, and was educated in the Canandaigua Academy. He married, at Canandaigua, June 18, 1895, Margaret Townley, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Hugh C. Townley: three children: Margaret F., born 1901: Charlotte T., born 1904: Nathan T., born 1906.

Mr. Milliken’s life has been devoted to newspaper work, and he is now (1910) the editor and manager of the paper founded by his father in 1852. He was chairman of the Ontario County Republican Committee in the campaigns of 1887 and 1888; financial clerk of the State Senate in 1888 and 1889; an alternate delegate in the Republican National Convention of (goo. Mr. Milliken was appointed a member of the New York State Civil Service Commission in 1903, became president of that body in January, 1905, and served in that capacity until the inauguration of a Democratic State administration in 191 1. He is president of the Clark Manor House, a home for old people of Ontario county, member of the executive committee of the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, president of the Ontario County Historical Society, and president of the board of trustees of the First Congregational Church of Canandaigua. He is the author of “A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People.” published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1911.

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