MILLER, John, (1781 - 1846)


MILLER, John, a Representative from Missouri; born near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now West Virginia), November 25, 1781; attended the common schools; moved to Steubenville, Ohio, about 1803 and published the Western Herald and Steubenville Gazette; served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant colonel of the Seventeenth United States Infantry and as colonel in command of the Nineteenth Infantry; resigned his Army commission February 10, 1818; was appointed register of the land office at Franklin, Howard County, Mo., which position he held for eight years; elected Governor of Missouri to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Governor Bates; reelected and served from 1825 to 1832; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842, and retired to his residence near Florissant, Mo., where he died March 18, 1846; interment in Col. John O’Fallon’s private vault on the O'Fallon farm; reinterment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.