John Mills (Massachusetts politician)

John Mills (December 29, 1787 – September 8, 1862) was a Massachusetts lawyer, and politician who served as Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts, as the President of the Massachusetts Senate, and as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

John Mills
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
14th President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded byNathaniel Silsbee
Succeeded bySherman Leland
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
GovernorMarcus Morton
Preceded byThomas Russell
Succeeded byThomas Russell
Personal details
BornDecember 29, 1787[1]
Sandisfield, Massachusetts[1]
DiedSeptember 8, 1861
Springfield, Massachusetts

Early lifeEdit

Mills, the son of Drake Mills, was born in Sandisfield, Massachusetts on December 29, 1787.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel Silsbee
14th President of the Massachusetts Senate
1826 – 1828
Succeeded by
Sherman Leland
Preceded by 18th Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by 6th U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Succeeded by


  1. ^ a b c City of Springfield (1893), Sketches of the Old Inhabitants and Other Citizens of Old Springfield of the Present Century: And Its Historic Mansions of "ye Olden Tyme", Springfield, Massachusetts: Charles Wells Chapin; printed at the Press of Springfield Print. and Binding Company, p. 272