Homer V. M. Miller

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Homer Virgil Milton Miller
Homer Virgil Milton Miller.jpg
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
February 24, 1871 – March 4, 1871
Preceded by Robert Toombs
Succeeded by Thomas M. Norwood
Personal details
Born (1814-04-29)April 29, 1814
Pendleton, South Carolina
Died May 31, 1896(1896-05-31) (aged 82)
Atlanta, Georgia
Political party Democratic

Homer Virgil Milton Miller (April 29, 1814 – May 31, 1896) was a United States Senator from Georgia.

Born in Pendleton, South Carolina, he moved with his parents to Rabun County, Georgia in 1820. He attended the common schools and graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1835. He continued medical studies in Paris and commenced practice in Cassville, Georgia, in 1838. Miller was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress in 1844.

During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army as a surgeon and as a medical director, surgeon of posts, and inspector of hospitals in Georgia. He resumed the practice of medicine in Rome, Georgia, and was a member of the State Reconstruction convention in 1867. He was a member of the faculty of the Atlanta Medical College, and upon the readmission of Georgia to Congressional representation, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate on July 28, 1868, qualified on February 24, 1871, and served until March 3, 1871. Subsequently, he was trustee of the University of Georgia in Athens, and died in Atlanta in May 1896. Interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Georgia.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Robert Toombs(1)
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
February 24, 1871 – March 3, 1871
Served alongside: Joshua Hill
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Norwood
Notes and references
1. Because of Georgia's secession, the Senate seat was vacant for ten years before Miller succeeded Toombs.