MILLER, Warren, (1847 - 1920)


``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen'' (detail), Once A Week newspaper, 1895, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MILLER, Warren, a Representative from West Virginia; born at Apple Grove, Meigs County, Ohio, April 2, 1847; moved about 1850 to that portion of Virginia which later became West Virginia and settled in Millwood, Jackson County; attended the common schools and was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va., in 1871; mayor of Ripley in 1871; assistant prosecuting attorney of Jackson County 1878-1880; prosecuting attorney 1881-1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; member of the State house of representatives in 1890 and 1891; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the State supreme court in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed judge of the fifth judicial circuit of West Virginia; elected in 1902 and served from 1900 until his resignation in 1903; judge of the State supreme court of appeals in 1903 and 1904; member of the State senate 1914-1918; died in Ripley, W.Va., on December 29, 1920; interment in Cottageville Cemetery, Cottageville, W.Va.