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Thomas Byron MILLER

(1896-1976)

MILLER, Thomas Byron, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., August 11, 1896; attended the public schools and Hillman Academy; law school of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., M.A.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1916; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant in the Sixteenth Field Artillery from February 25, 1918, until his discharge as a first lieutenant on September 23, 1919; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative J. Harold Flannery, and reelected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (May 19, 1942-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; banker, died on March 20, 1976, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; cremated; ashes scattered on the grounds of his summer home in Orangeville, Pa.

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

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