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Warren Miller (West Virginia congressman)

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Warren Miller
Miller, Warren.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byJames Capehart
Succeeded byRomeo H. Freer
Judge for the 5th Circuit
In office
Judge West Virginia Court of Appeals
In office
Member of the West Virginia Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1847-04-02)April 2, 1847
Apple Grove, Ohio
DiedDecember 29, 1920(1920-12-29) (aged 73)
Ripley, West Virginia
Political partyRepublican Party
Alma materOhio University

Warren Miller (April 2, 1847 – December 29, 1920) was a lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States representative in the 54th and 55th United States Congresses, as well as both houses of the West Virginia legislature Senate and on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Early and family life

Miller was born at Apple Grove in Meigs County, Ohio. Around 1850, his family moved to Millwood, Virginia in Jackson County, in what later became West Virginia, and he receive a private education suitable for his class, since Virginia had no public schools at the time. He graduated from the Ohio University at Athens.


Miller taught school and studied law.[1] He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ripley, West Virginia the county seat, in 1871. He also served as mayor of Ripley in 1871. He became prosecuting attorney for Jackson County and nearby Wirt and Roane counties in 1878 and served until 1890. He was chosen to be a delegate to the 1884 Republican National Convention. He was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1890 and 1891.[2]

in 1892, his bid to become a judge of the State Supreme Court failed. However, three years later Miller won election to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899),[3] he was not a candidate for renomination in 1898. He returned to the practice of law and also farmed.

Judge Miller was appointed to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of West Virginia, then elected to the court in 1902 and 1903 and 1904 served on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.[4] He won election to the West Virginia Senate and served from 1914 to 1918.

Death and legacy

Judge Miller died in Ripley, and was buried in Cottageville Cemetery in Cottageville, West Virginia, both in Jackson County.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "MILLER, Warren, (1847 - 1920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Warren Miller". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Rep. Warren Miller". Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Dean W. Moore, Washington's Woods: a history of Ravenswood and Jackson County, W.Va. (McClain Publishing, 1971) p. 183
  5. ^ "Warren Miller (1847–1920)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

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Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1899
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Jan. 17, 1903 – Dec. 31, 1904
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Sanders
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