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James Monroe MILLER

(1852-1926)

MILLER, James Monroe, a Representative from Kansas; born at Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pa., May 6, 1852; attended the district school and was graduated from Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., in 1875; moved to Skiddy, Morris County, Kans., in 1875; superintendent of schools in Council Grove, Kans., for two terms, and while holding this position studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Council Grove, Kans.; elected prosecuting attorney of Morris County, Kans., in 1880 and again in 1884 and 1886; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1911); chairman, Committee on Claims (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Elections No. 2 (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Council Grove, Morris County, Kans., and died there January 20, 1926; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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