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James Monroe Miller

Politician. Republican. Born: May 6, 1852, Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Died: January 20, 1926, Council Grove. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1911.

Born May 6, 1852, at Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, James M. Miller attended the district school and was graduated from Dickinson Seminary at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1875, the same year he removed to Kansas, settling at Skiddy in Morris County. Miller served superintendent of schools in Council Grove for two terms, and while holding this position studied law; he was admitted to the bar in 1879, commenced practice in Council Grove, and was elected county attorney in 1880, and again in 1884 and 1886. A member of the state house of representatives in 1895, Miller sought and won election to the U.S. Congress in 1898 and was reelected five times (served, March 4, 1899-March 3, 1911). He failed to capture the party nomination in 1910, however, and returned to his Morris County law practice in 1911. The former congressman died at Council Grove on January 20, 1926.

Entry: Miller, James Monroe

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