Henry Miller (New Zealand politician)

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The Honourable
Sir Henry Miller
8th Speaker of the Legislative Council
In office
8 July 1892 – 6 October 1903
Preceded by Harry Atkinson
Succeeded by William Campbell Walker
Personal details
Born (1830-09-09)9 September 1830
Died 6 February 1918(1918-02-06) (aged 87)
Political party Independent

Sir Henry John Miller (9 September 1830 – 6 February 1918) was a New Zealand politician.

Miller was the second son of The Rev. Sir Thomas Combe Miller, 6th Baronet (see Miller Baronets) and his wife Martha Holmes, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Holmes, of Bungay, Suffolk. He was educated at Eton College and admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge on 8 July 1848.[1] He rowed in the Cambridge eight in the second Boat Race of 1849 in December when Cambridge lost.[2]

Miller went to New Zealand where he took up sheep farming and was involved in other commercial activities at Otago. He was a member of the provincial government of Otago from 1863 to 1864, a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1865 to 1917, when he resigned. He was the Speaker of the Legislative Council from 1892 to 1903. He was knighted in 1901.[1][3]

Miller married Jessie Orbell, daughter of John Orbell, of Hawkesbury, Otago on 15 December 1864, and had a family.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  1. ^ a b c "Miller, Henry John (MLR848HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Treherne, George Gilbert Treherne; Goldie, John Haviland Dashwood (1884). Record of the University Boat Race, 1829–1883. London: Bickers & Son, Leicester Square. p. 211. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "No. 27283". The London Gazette. 12 February 1901. p. 1059. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Atkinson
Speaker of the New Zealand Legislative Council
Succeeded by
William Campbell Walker