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Milton Willits Glenn (June 18, 1903 in Atlantic City, New Jersey – December 14, 1967 in Margate City, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1957–1965.

Milton Willits Glenn
Milton W. Glenn (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From 1959's Pocket Congressional Directory of the Eighty-Sixth Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
November 5, 1957 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byT. Millet Hand
Succeeded byThomas C. McGrath, Jr.
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1950-1957
Personal details
BornJune 18, 1903
Atlantic City, New Jersey
DiedDecember 14, 1967(1967-12-14) (aged 64)
Margate City, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician

BiographyEdit

Glenn attended the schools of the Atlantic City School District and later Georgetown University in 1921 and 1922 and graduated from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1924. He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was the municipal magistrate in Margate City, New Jersey, from January 1940 to November 1943. During World War II, Glenn was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Navy and served from November 1943 to June 1946, and subsequently served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

After the war, he was elected to serve on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders from June 1946 to January 1951. He was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly for an unexpired term in 1950, and was reelected in 1951, 1953, and 1955. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of T. Millet Hand; reelected to the Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses, serving in the House from November 5, 1957, to January 3, 1965. Glenn was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress, falling to Democrat Thomas C. McGrath, Jr., who was making his first run for elective office.[1]

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. Glenn died in Margate City on December 14, 1967, and was interred at West Creek Cemetery in West Creek, New Jersey.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff. " T. C. McGrath Jr., 66, Former Congressman", The New York Times, January 20, 1994. Accessed April 10, 2008. "He was a longtime resident of Margate, N.J. He was elected to the Second District Congressional seat in his first attempt for elected office in 1964. His upset victory unseated incumbent Republican Milton Glenn, who was running for his fifth term."

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Milton W. Glenn (id: G000237)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Milton Willits Glenn at The Political Graveyard
  • Milton W. Glenn at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
T. Millet Hand
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

November 5, 1957 – January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
Thomas C. McGrath, Jr.