MILES, Joshua Weldon, (1858 - 1929)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MILES, Joshua Weldon, a Representative from Maryland; born on his father’s farm on the Great Annamessex River, near the village of Marion, Somerset County, Md., December 9, 1858; attended private schools and Marion (Md.) Academy; was graduated from Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., in 1878; attended the law department of Maryland University; was admitted to the bar in July 1880 and commenced practice in Princess Anne, Md.; State’s attorney of Somerset County 1883-1887; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Princess Anne, Md.; served as president of the Bank of Somerset from 1900 until his death; delegate at large to the Democratic National Conventions of 1900, 1912, 1920, and 1924; trustee of Western Maryland College for thirty years; collector of internal revenue for the district of Maryland 1914-1921; resumed the practice of law; died in Baltimore, Md., March 4, 1929; interment in Manokin Cemetery, Princess Anne, Md.