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Bert Henry MILLER

(1879-1949)
Senate Years of Service:
1949-1949
Party:
Democrat

MILLER, Bert Henry, a Senator from Idaho; born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, December 15, 1879; graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1901 and from Cumberland University Law School, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1902; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Anthony, Idaho, in 1903; prosecuting attorney of Fremont County, Idaho, 1912-1914; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in 1914; elected attorney general of Idaho in 1932 and reelected in 1934; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1936; served for two months in 1938 as Idaho’s labor commissioner; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; attorney in the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, at Seattle, Wash., 1939-1940; attorney general of Idaho 1940-1944; elected a justice of the State supreme court in 1944; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948 for the term commencing January 3, 1949, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., October 8, 1949; interment in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 81st Cong., 2d sess., 1950. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1950.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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