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Smith MILLER

(1804-1872)

MILLER, Smith, a Representative from Indiana; born near Charlotte, N.C., May 30, 1804; moved to Gibson County, Ind., with his parents who settled in Patoka in 1813; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1835-1839 and in 1846; served in the State senate 1841-1844 and 1847-1850; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); resumed agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, S.C., in 1860; died near Patoka, Ind., March 21, 1872; interment in Robb Cemetery.

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

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