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Jacob Welsh MILLER

(1800-1862)
Senate Years of Service:
1841-1853
Party:
Whig

MILLER, Jacob Welsh, a Senator from New Jersey; born in German Valley, Morris County, N.J., August 29, 1800; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1823 and practiced in Morristown, N.J.; elected to the State general assembly in 1832; served in the State council 1838-1840; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1840; reelected in 1846 and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1853; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); died in Morristown, N.J., September 30, 1862; interment in St. Peter’s Parish Churchyard.

Bibliography

Miller, Jacob W. The Iron State, Its Natural Position, Power and Wealth. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1854.

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

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