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John Franklin Miller

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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