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William Henry MILLER

(1829-1870)

MILLER, William Henry, (son of Jesse Miller), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., February 28, 1829; attended the public schools in Landisburg, Pa., and a private school in Harrisburg, Pa.; was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Harrisburg, Pa., and later in New Bloomfield in 1849; returned to Harrisburg in 1854; clerk of the State supreme court 1854-1863; clerk of the State senate in 1858 and 1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in journalism; died in Harrisburg, Pa., September 12, 1870; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.

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

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