Historical Period: The 18th Century
Millar attended the University of Glasgow where he heard Adam Smith lecture. He became an advocate in 1760, and in 1761 he accepted the Regius Chair of civil law at Glasgow. During his career Millar enjoyed the patronage and friendship of Smith, Lord Kames, and David Hume and influenced James Mill and his son J.S. Mill.
- Author: BOLL 74: John Millar, “Circumstances which tend to increase the power of the Sovereign” (1771)
- Author: An Historical View of the English Government
- Author: Letters of Crito, on the Causes, Objects, and Consequences, of the Present War
- Author: Letters of Sidney, on Inequality of Property
- Author: The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks