Morris Smith Miller

Morris Smith Miller

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Nov 1824 (aged 45)
Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot Plot 11 D, Lot 185
Memorial ID 7640769 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was born to Matthias Burnet Miller and Phoebe Smith Miller in New York, New York, and was educated at local common and public schools, graduating from the distinguished Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1798. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar. He entered public service and served as the Private Secretary to the Governor of New York John Jay. On August 10, 1804, he married Maria Bleecker in Troy, New York, and they had eight children. In 1806, he moved to Utica, New York, and commenced to practicing law. In 1808, he served as the President of the Village of Utica, New York. He also served as the Mayor of Albany, New York, and was a State Court Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Oneida, New York, beginning in 1810. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected to the Thirteenth Congress in 1812. A Federalist, he then served New York's 16th District (Thirteenth Congress) from 1813 to 1815. He lastly served as a representative to the United States Government at the negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Indians and the proprietors of the Seneca Reservation in Buffalo, New York, in July of 1819. He passed away in Utica, New York, at the age of 45. He was buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York, but after his wife died in 1852, they were both moved to Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, New York. He was the father of United States Representative Rutger Bleecker Miller, who served in the United States Congress from 1836 to 1837.

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