Augustus S. Miller
|Augustus Samuel Miller|
|22nd Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island|
January 1903 – September 25, 1905
|Preceded by||Daniel L. D. Granger|
|Succeeded by||Elisha Dyer, Jr.|
August 13, 1847|
September 26, 1905 (aged 58)|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Cause of death||Heart disease|
|Resting place||North Burial Ground, Providence, RI|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth LeMoine Davis|
|Parents||Simon Williams Miller, Ann Lawton Miller|
|Residence||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Augustus Samuel Miller (August 13, 1847 – September 26, 1905) was 22nd mayor of Providence, Rhode Island 1903-1905. He died while in office.
After being admitted to the bar in 1874, Miller formed a law partnership with Henry J. Spooner, who later was elected Congressman Later he formed the firm Miller & Caroll with Thomas A. Carroll. He was vice president of the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Miller served several terms in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and was speaker for two terms, 1889-1891. He also served two terms as state senator from Providence. Miller was elected to the mayor's office twice, in 1903 and 1904.
Death and burial
Miller died suddenly while socializing at the elite Hope Club in Providence in the early morning hours of September 26. He sank back in his chair and died before help could arrive. The cause was ruled as heart disease. His wife Elizabeth and son William D. survived him.
He is buried in Providence's North Burial Ground.
- "Personalities". Municipal Journal and Engineer. XIX (5): 230. November 1905. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "Providence Mayor's Sudden Death". Newport, RI: The Newport Mercury. 30 September 1905. p. 8. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
Providence, September 26: Mayor Augustus S. Miller dropped dead at the Hope Club at 1:45 o'clock this morning. It is believed that death was due to heart disease. Miller was born in Plainfield, Conn., on Aug 13, 1847.
- "Mayors of the City of Providence". The City of Providence website.
- "Recent Deaths: Mayor A.S. Miller". Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Mercury. 30 September 1905. p. 1. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
Daniel L. D. Granger
| Mayor of Providence
Elisha Dyer, Jr.