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Warner Miller

In office
July 27, 1881 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by Thomas C. Platt
Succeeded by Frank Hiscock

Born August 12, 1838(1838-08-12)
Hannibal, New York, U.S.
Died March 21, 1918 (aged 79)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

Warner Miller (August 12, 1838 – March 21, 1918) was a Representative and a United States Senator from New York.


Birth and early life

Miller was born in Hannibal, Oswego County, New York on August 12, 1838. He attended the common schools and the Charlottesville Academy. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1860.

Early career and military service

He became a professor of Latin and Greek in the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute. During the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry in 1861. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant major and lieutenant. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Winchester. He was exchanged and honorably discharged. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was the founder of a the wood-pulp business. He developed new techniques for paper production and was president of the American Paper & Pulp Association.

Career in public service

Miller was a member of the New York State assembly from 1873 to 1876. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879 until his resignation on July 26, 1881. He was elected as a Republican in 1881 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas C. Platt and served from July 27, 1881, to March 3, 1887. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1887. He was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New York in 1888. He was the chairman of the Special Tax Commission of the State of New York 1906.

Later years

He retired and resided in Herkimer, New York. He died in New York City, March 21, 1918 and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, N.Y.

See also


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George A. Bagley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

March 4, 1879 – July 26, 1881
Succeeded by
Charles R. Skinner
United States Senate
Preceded by
Thomas C. Platt
United States Senator (Class 1) from New York
July 27, 1881 – March 3, 1887
Served alongside: Elbridge G. Lapham, William M. Evarts
Succeeded by
Frank Hiscock


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