Charles Ransom Miller


Charles Ransom Miller

Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 18 Jul 1922 (aged 73)
New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 45788799 View Source

"The New York Times"

*"Charles Ransom Miller, son of Elijah and Chastina C. Hoyt Miller, born January 17, 1849 at Hanover. He attended the public schools of Hanover, the Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire and the Green Institute at South Woodstock, Vermont, where he completed his preparation for college.

He entered Dartmouth College and was graduated in the of 1872 with the degree of Bachelor Arts. In 1905 he was honored by his mater with the degree of Doctor of Laws. Columbia University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Letters in 1915, and that year also he was elected membership in the National Institute Arts and Letters.

From the time of graduation from college until 1875 he was on the editorial staff of the Republican at Springfield Massachusetts, and rose to the position of city editor of that newspaper. In July 1875 he became a member of the staff of the New York Times, and since then has been connected with that newspaper. He was foreign editor for a time then editorial writer from 1881 to 1883 and since April 1883 has been editor in chief. He is also vice president and a stockholder of the New York Times Company.

During the period of Mr. Miller's editorship, The Times has become one of the foremost newspapers of the country In the opinion of many of the best judges it is the best newspaper in New York City and the success of the newspaper under the policy of All the news that's fit to print has been a wholesome example and inspiration to editors and publishers of newspapers throughout the whole country.

In politics Mr. Miller is an Independent and in religion non sectarian. He is a member of the Century Club, the Metropolitan Club, the Piping Rock Club, the Garden City Golf Club, the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club of Pike County Pennsylvania. He married October 10 1876 Frances Ann Daniels, born April 8 1851, died December 8 1906, daughter of William H. and Frances Cotton Daniels, who was a descendant of Rev John Cotton the Puritan divine. Children were; Madge Daniels, born October 28 1877, Hoyt Miller, March 18 1883 in New York City. Mr. Miller resides at 21 East Ninth street New York City in summer at Great Neck Long Island and his business address is the Times office New York City."

*Encyclopedia of Biography of New York, a Life Record of Men and Women Whose Sterling Character and Energy and Industry Have Made Them Pre-eminent in Their Own and Many Other States (volume: 2) by Charles E. Fitch, 1915.

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