James Millikin (James Millikin)

James Millikin

Founder of Millikin University and James Millikin National Bank, both in Decatur, Illinois.  Beginning as one of the first easterners to drive cattle west in the 1850s, James Millikin gradually became a respected livestock broker and a wealthy landowner.  In 1860, he divested his holdings to start the James Millikin National Bank, which remains a presence in Central Illinois.  In 1901, Millikin founded Millikin University, a Presbyterian liberal arts college that now boasts 2,400 students. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy)  Family links:  Spouse:  Anna Bartlett Aston Millikin (____ – 1912)* *Calculated relationship


  • August, 24, 1827
  • USA


  • March, 03, 1909
  • USA


  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Illinois
  • USA

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