Dr. Howard Herbert Milliken ’35

Dr. Howard Herbert Milliken ’35 died on February 27, 2010, in Scarborough, Maine.

He was born in Hallowell, Maine, on February 12, 1913, the son of Howard Augustus Milliken, who graduated from the Bowdoin Medical School in 1899. He prepared for college at Bridgton Academy and Deering High School, and spent one year at the University of Maine before transferring to Bowdoin, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He studied for two years at Alabama Medical School before graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1940. He interned at Central Maine General Hospital and served his residency at St. Mary’s General Hospital, both in Lewiston. During World War II, he served three years in the Army Medical Corps with the 67th General Hospital stationed in Taunton, England, attaining the rank of major. He maintained a private medical practice in Hallowell for more than 12 years, then worked for 25 years at Togus Veteran’s Administration Hospital as chief of cardiology. In the mid-1980s, he worked for the state Department of Human Services. He served on the Manchester (Maine) Planning Board and played trumpet with a local band well into his 70s. A deeply religious man, he started each day with prayers, the Daily Word, and meditations. He is survived by a son, Thomas H. Milliken; a daughter, Jean M. Griffis; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Hogan, in 1993; his second wife, Madelyn Perkins; two brothers, Phillip and Kenneth Milliken; and a sister, Catherine Will Clancy.