MILES, Frederick, (1815 - 1896)


MILES, Frederick, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., on December 19, 1815; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Goshen until 1857; moved to Twinlakes and later, in 1858, to Salisbury and engaged in the manufacture of iron; member of the State senate from 1877 until February 1879, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); declined a nomination for reelection; again elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed business activities; died near Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., November 20, 1896; interment in Salisbury Cemetery.