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John Franklin Miller

John Franklin Miller, American senator. member Indiana State Senate, 1860; member California Constitutional Convention; member United States Senate from California (Republican), 1881-1886, Chairman of Commission on foreign relations.

Background

  • Miller, John Franklin was born on November 21, 1831 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Mary (Miller) Miller.

  • Education

    • Graduate New York State Law School, Ballston Spa, New York, 1852.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1852. Settled at Napa, California, 1853. Member Indiana State Senate, 1860.

      Commissioned colonel 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1861, participated in battles of Stone River, Liberty Gap, Nashville, Tennessee. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers at Nashville, 1864, brevetted major general, 1865. Collector Port of San Francisco, 1865-1869.

      President Alaska Commercial Company. Republican candidate for presidential elector, 1872, 76, 80. Member California Constitutional Convention.

      Member United States Senate from California (Republican), 1881-1886, Chairman of Commission on foreign relations.

    Membership

    Member Indiana State Senate, 1860. Member California Constitutional Convention. Member United States Senate from California (Republican), 1881-1886, Chairman of Commission on foreign relations.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Chess, 1857, 2 children.
    • father: William Miller
    • mother: Mary (Miller) Miller
    • spouse: Mary Chess
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    Born November 21, 1831
    Died March 8, 1886
    (aged 54)
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