MINER, Ahiman Louis, (1804 - 1886)


MINER, Ahiman Louis, a Representative from Vermont; born in Middletown, Rutland County, Vt., September 23, 1804; attended the common schools and Castleton Academy; studied law in Poultney and Rutland, Vt.; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and practiced in Wallingford 1833-1836; moved to Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., in 1835 and continued the practice of law; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1836-1838; member of the State house of representatives in 1838, 1839, 1846, 1853, 1861 and 1865-1868; served in the State senate in 1840; State’s attorney for Bennington County in 1843 and 1844; register of probate for seven years; judge of probate 1846-1849; justice of the peace 1846-1886; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of law; died in Manchester, Vt., July 19, 1886; interment in Dellwood Cemetery.