MILLER, Lucas Miltiades, (1824 - 1902)


MILLER, Lucas Miltiades, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Livadia, Greece, September 15, 1824; was left an orphan at the age of four, when he was adopted by J.P. Miller, an American who served as a colonel in the Greek Army during the Greek revolution; accompanied his foster father upon his return to the United States and settled in Montpelier, Vt., in 1828; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., in 1846; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as colonel of militia in the Mexican War; member of the State assembly in 1853; served as commissioner of the Wisconsin Board of Public Works; served ten years as chairman of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; died in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., December 4, 1902; interment in Riverside Cemetery.