MG 610 - Miller, William H. Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the daily logbook and account book of William H. Miller, lawyer and representative in Congress, from January 1, 1862 to September 5, 1865. Includes clippings of the election returns from Juniata and Northumberland Counties in 1862.

Background

William H. Miller, b. 1829, d. 1870, was born in Perry County and died in Harrisburg. He was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and read law with Hermanus Alricks of Harrisburg. He was admitted to practice in November, 1846 and was appointed prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1854. He was clerk of the State Senate and for a number of years connected with the Harrisburg Patriot. In 1862 he was elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress of the United States. He died in his forty-second year, in the prime of a busy and useful life. He was married to Ellen Ward, daughter of Christopher L. Ward of Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Date(s): 01/1862-09/1865

Extent: 1 folder, 1 enclosure