Solano County

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Though a native of the old Nutmeg state, Julius P. Millott, formerly president of the Vallejo board of education, city purchasing agent and superintendent of the corporation yard, and now employed at the Mare Island navy yard, has been a resident of Vallejo for twenty years and more, and there are few here who have a wider or a better acquaintance than he. Mr. Millott was born in the city of Torrington, Litchfield county, Connecticut, September 9,1875, and was there reared, early turning his attention to the mechanical trades and becoming an expert machinist.

Until he was thirty years of age Mr. Millott remained in the east, working at his trade as a machinist, the greater part of this time being connected with the operations of the American Brass Company and the Hendry Machine Company at Waterbury, and in 1905 he came to California and secured employment in the plant of the Best Machine Company at San Leandro. A year later he came to Vallejo and became connected with the electrical department of the United States navy yard, a position he occupied for eighteen years or until 1924, when the office of purchasing agent was created by the Vallejo city administration and he accepted the appointment to that office, which his experience amply qualified him to fill. This position carried with it the further position of superintendent of the corporation yard and he thus had a double duty to perform in behalf of community service. In 1921 he was elected a member of the city board of education and in 1923 he was chosen president of that body. On September 15, 1925, Mr. Millott resumed his work in the electrical department of the Mare Island navy yard. For many years Mr. Millott has been an active and influential figure in the ranks of organized labor in California and he is a past president of the Vallejo branch of the Machinists Union and a past president of the Central Labor Union of that city. In 1920 he served as a delegate to the national labor convention held that year in Rochester, New York, and he is now a member of the executive board of the local labor council.

On May 7, 1895, at Torrington, Connecticut, Mr. Millott was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Ruot, who was born in France, and they have two daughtersóClara, the wife of Louis Bussboom; and Elsie, the wife of Alvord Cushing. Mr. Millott is a Mason and both he and his wife are members of the Order of the Eastern Star. He also is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Foresters of America.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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