Milton Joseph Cunningham, American lawyer. member La; member La; member La.
Cunningham, Milton Joseph was born on March 10, 1842 in Caddo (now DeSoto) Parish, Louisiana, United States. Son of John Hamilton and Anne (Buie) Cunningham.
Educated Homer College.
Began teaching school soon after 16th birthday, reading law at intervals. Applied himself exclusively to the study of law from December 1860. Enlisted, April 1861, on outbreak of Civil War, as private in 2d Louisiana Infantry.
Served in Army of Northern Virginia. Wounded at Malvern Hill, Gettysburg and Spottsylvania Court House. At close of war resumed study of law and practiced, since 1866.
District attorney, 1872-1875. Member Louisiana House of Representatives, 1879. Member Louisiana Constitutional Convention, 1879.
Member Louisiana Senate, 1880-1884. Attorney general of Louisiana, 3 terms, 1884-1888, 1892-1900.