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Samuel Franklin MILLER

(1827-1892)

MILLER, Samuel Franklin, a Representative from New York; born in Franklin, Delaware County, N.Y., May 27, 1827; was graduated from the Delaware Literary Institute and Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1852; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1853, but did not engage in extensive practice; engaged in farming and lumbering; member of the State assembly in 1854; served as a colonel in the State militia; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); member of the State constitutional convention in 1867; district collector of internal revenue 1869-1873; member of the State board of charities 1869-1877; elected to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); continued agricultural pursuits and lumbering; died in Franklin, N.Y., on March 16, 1892; interment in Ouleout Valley Cemetery.

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

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