Joseph Hopkins Millard
|United States Senator|
March 28, 1901 – March 3, 1907
|Preceded by||John M. Thurston|
|Succeeded by||Norris Brown|
|Born||April 20, 1836|
Hamilton, Ontario, British Canada
|Died||January 13, 1922 (aged 85)|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Joseph Hopkins Millard (April 20, 1836 – January 13, 1922) was a businessman and politician from Nebraska. He served in the United States Senate and as mayor of Omaha, and was an anti-suffrage activist.
Millard was born in Hamilton, Ontario, British Canada. He moved to Iowa with his parents, who settled near Sabula, Iowa. He attended the district school and clerked in a store; Millard moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1856 and engaged in the land business. He moved to Montana in 1864; through the assistance of an Iowa capitalist, he opened a bank in Virginia City, Montana. Millard returned to Omaha in 1866 and became director, president, and cashier of the Omaha National Bank; he was one of the incorporators of the Omaha & Northwestern Railroad Company in 1869. He served as the mayor of Omaha in 1872; for fifteen years he was a director of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, six years of which he served in the capacity of a Government director.
Millard was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, March 28, 1901, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1901, caused by the failure of the Nebraska Legislature to act, and served from March 28, 1901, to March 3, 1907. During his term he served as chairman of the Committee on Inter-Oceanic Canals (Fifty-ninth Congress); he was not a candidate for reelection in 1906. Millard then resumed the banking business in Omaha. He died there on January 13, 1922, and was interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Millard headed an organization called Nebraska Men's Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. His organization opposed allowing women to vote as a part of a broader desire to restrict voting to white men of high social class.
There was also a Joseph Millard who wrote science fiction novels, but there is no relation between the two men.
- Marshall, Susan E. (July 15, 1997). Splintered Sisterhood: Gender and Class in the Campaign against Woman Suffrage. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780299154646.
- Bristow, David L. "No Votes for Women—Nebraska Anti-Suffrage Propaganda". History Nebraska. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
Samuel Smith Caldwell
| Mayor of Omaha
William M. Brewer
John Mellen Thurston
| U.S. senator (Class 2) from Nebraska
Served alongside: William V. Allen, Charles H. Dietrich, Elmer J. Burkett
- United States Congress. "Joseph Millard (id: M000710)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.