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MILLER, Nathan, a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Warren, R.I., March 20, 1743; attended a private school; merchant and shipbuilder; deputy to the general assembly, 1772-1774, 1780, 1782, 1783, and 1790; advanced through various grades until he was made brigadier general of the Rhode Island Militia for Newport and Bristol Counties and held this office from 1772-1778; deputy in the Rhode Island State Assembly for six years; Member of the Continental Congress, July 14, 1786-November 3, 1786; reelected, but did not take his seat; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; died in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., May 20, 1790; interment in Kickamuet Cemetery.

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

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