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John Gaines MILLER

(1812-1856)

MILLER, John Gaines, a Representative from Missouri; born in Danville, Ky., November 29, 1812; attended the common schools and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky.; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834; moved to Boonville, Mo., in 1835; served as a member of the state house of representatives in 1840; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and served from March 4, 1851, until his death near Marshall, Saline County, Mo., May 11, 1856; interment in Mount Olive Cemetery, near Marshall, Mo.

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

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