MILLER, John, Congress, NY (1774-1862)


MILLER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Amenia, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 10, 1774; attended the district school one year and a private classical school in Kent, Conn., for a like period; studied medicine in the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and commenced practice in Washington County, N.Y., in 1798; moved to Fabius, Onondaga County (now Truxton, Cortland County), N.Y., in 1801; coroner of Cortland County in 1802; postmaster of Truxton 1805-1825; organized the Cortland County Medical Society, and in 1808 was its first vice president; justice of the peace 1812-1821; member of the state assembly in 1817, 1820, and 1845; judge of the county court 1817-1820; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1846; died in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., March 31, 1862; interment in the City Cemetery.

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