Milligan served eight years representing Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives. Milligan died at his retirement home in Philadelphia and is buried in the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery at Wilmington. Milligan is described in the Diaries of Edmund Canby as follows: "...(he)...is a beautiful speaker, his manner is fine, gestures good, matter well arranged, distinct and clear- certainly one of the most delightful speakers I have ever heard...Milligan would be a splendid speaker with practice...he has many happy hits and some beautiful classical illusions...He is, I am told, a fine classical scholar."
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U.S. Representatives took office March 4 and have a two-year term. Delaware Historical Society. Website; 505 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.
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He was a member of the Whig Party, who served as United States Representative from Delaware. Elected as an Anti-Jacksonian in 1830, he became a member of the Whig Party when it was organized and served from March 4, 1831 until March 3, 1839.