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Miller, Nathan Lewis

Robert F. Wesser

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1100592

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Miller, Nathan Lewis (10 October 1868–26 June 1953), lawyer and politician, was born in Solon, Cortland County, New York, the son of Samuel Miller and Almera Russell, farmers. After graduating from normal school in 1887, he taught school for three years, then clerked in a local law office, and in 1893 was admitted to the New York bar. In 1896 he married Elizabeth Davern, a preceptress at the Marathon Academy; they had seven children. Miller practiced law in Cortland and was elected school commissioner, a position that he held until his appointment in 1900 as corporation counsel. In 1897 he became chairman of the Cortland County Republican Committee....

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