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Joseph MILLER

(1819-1862)

MILLER, Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Virginia September 9, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Ross County, Ohio, 1844-1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; appointed United States judge for Nebraska Territory March 5, 1859; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 27, 1862; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio.

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

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