MILLER, Orrin Larrabee, (1856 - 1926)


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

MILLER, Orrin Larrabee, a Representative from Kansas; born in Newburg, Penobscot County, Maine, January 11, 1856; attended the common schools and was graduated from the Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Bangor, Maine; moved to Kansas City, Kans., in 1880 and engaged in the practice of law; appointed and subsequently elected district judge for the twenty-ninth judicial district of Kansas in 1887, and served until 1891, when he resigned to resume the practice of law; counsel for many years for several large railroad corporations; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; continued the practice of law in Kansas City, Kans., until his death there on September 11, 1926; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.