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Morris Smith MILLER

(1779-1824)

MILLER, Morris Smith, (father of Rutger Bleecker Miller), a Representative from New York; born in New York City July 31, 1779; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1798; studied law and was admitted to the bar; served as private secretary to Governor Jay, and subsequently, in 1806, commenced the practice of his profession in Utica, N.Y.; president of the village of Utica in 1808; judge of the court of common pleas of Oneida County from 1810 until his death; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); represented the United States Government at the negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Indians and the proprietors of the Seneca Reservation at Buffalo, N.Y., in July 1819; died in Utica, N.Y., November 16, 1824; interment in Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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

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