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J. Alex John Alexander McMillan, III, American former Congressman.


III, J. Alex John Alexander McMillan, was born on May 9, 1932 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of J. Alex, Junior and Mildred Elizabeth (Shepherd) McM.


Bachelor in History, University North Carolina, 1954. Master of Business Administration, University Virginia, 1958.


With sales and control Carolina Paper Board Corporation, Charlotte, 1958-1960. Secretary, vice president R.S. Dickson & Company, 1963-1970. Secretary, vice president, later vice president finance, treasurer Ruddick Corporation, 1968-1983.

Ruddick liaison officer, chairman board Harris-Teeter Super Markets, Inc. subsidiary Ruddick Corporation, 1976-1983, also president, chief executive officer, to 1984. Member United States Congress from 9th North Carolina District, 1985—1995. W. Frank Hipp Distinguished Chair in Business Administration The Citadel, 2003—2006.

Former chairman board, director 1st Union National Bank, Charlotte. Former director Southeastern Savings and Loan Company, Charlotte, Topco Associates, Inc., Skokie, Illinois. Managing partner Knapdale Properties, Ltd., 1972-1980.


Trustee Darden Graduate School Business Administration, University Virginia, 1977-1985, president alumni board, 1979-1981. Trustee Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia, 1978-1986, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, since 1978. Member advisory board Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, 1981-1984.

Vice chairman Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board Education, 1978-1979. Board directors Mecklenburg County Board Social Services, 1974-1977, chairman board, 1975-1977. Board directors Inroads, Inc., Charlotte, 1982-1983, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Sciences Council, 1974-1979, Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, 1974-1977.

Board visitors Davidson College, North Carolina, 1983-1984. County commissioner Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1973-1975.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf; sailing.


Married Caroline Houston, November 21, 1959. Children– Elizabeth Houston, John A., IV.

J. Alex McM.

Mildred Elizabeth (Shepherd) McM.

Caroline Houston

Elizabeth Houston III

John A. III