Loring McMillen

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Loring McMillen
Born: March 10, 1906
Died: March 19, 1991

Loring McMillen was Staten Island's official historian who preserved the works of Alice Austen and worked to restore Historic Richmond Town. He was born in Staten Island on March 10, 1906. He attended Union College in Schenectady, New York and he took courses in architecture at Columbia University. In 1928 he went to work for Bell Telephone where he designed cable tracks and cable conduits. He became Staten Island's official historian in 1934. He retired in 1966 after 38 years at the telephone company. He died on March 19, 1991 in Richmondtown, at age 85.

He won the Cornelius Amory Pugsley Local Medal Award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (1955)