Milledge Bonham served as Judge of the Tenth Circuit from 1924–1931, as an Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1931–1940, and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1940–1943.
He practiced law in Anderson. He was married to Miss Daisy Aldrich and, following her death, he married Dr. Lillian L. Carter.
He was prominent in politics, fraternal orders, church activities, historical societies, social organizations and organized Bar efforts.
The respect accorded him as a man and able lawyer is evidenced by the fact that he was not a member of the Legislature when elevated to the Bench.
“Like the leaders of the Old South, he too, made as his greatest contribution grace and nobility of Character.”