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John Franklin MILLER

(1862-1936)

MILLER, John Franklin, (nephew of John Franklin Miller [1831-1913]), a Representative from Washington; born on a farm near South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 9, 1862; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1887 and was admitted to the bar the same year; moved to Seattle, Wash., in 1888 and commenced the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of King County 1890-1894; deputy prosecuting attorney 1905-1908; mayor of Seattle 1908-1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; was a member of the congressional delegation which, with the Secretary of War, visited the American forces in France and Germany in 1919; resumed the practice of law; died in Seattle, Wash., May 28, 1936; interment in Acacia Mausoleum.

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

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