Marble bust, destroyed


James McMillan, 1903-04

James McMillan (1838-1902), a United States senator from Michigan, was born in Ontario, Canada, and lived in Detroit after 1855.  He married Mary Wetmore in 1860.  McMillan was chairman of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, and he commissioned Daniel H. Burnham, Charles F. McKim, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Frederick L. Olmsted, Jr., to make a comprehensive plan for the development of the District of Columbia.  Their plan was later adopted as a guideline for future building and planning.  McMillan was also a trustee of the American Academy in Rome.  Mrs. McMillan commissioned the bust.