William H. H. Miller

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William Miller
39th United States Attorney General
In office
March 7, 1889 – March 4, 1893
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byAugustus Garland
Succeeded byRichard Olney
Personal details
William Henry Harrison Miller

(1840-09-06)September 6, 1840
Augusta, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 1917(1917-05-25) (aged 76)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationHamilton College, New York (BA)

William Henry Harrison Miller (September 6, 1840 – May 25, 1917) was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States.


Born in Augusta, New York, William Miller graduated from Hamilton College in 1861. While at Hamilton, he joined The Delta Upsilon fraternity. He read law in the office of Chief Justice Morrison Waite, and was admitted to the bar at Peru, Indiana in 1865. Miller practiced in that city for a short time, and also held the office of county school examiner. He served as President of the Indianapolis Bar Association from 1884 to 1885.[1] For many years, and particularly during the campaign of 1888, he was a confidential advisor to General Benjamin Harrison. In 1889, President Harrison appointed Miller Attorney General. He served in that capacity for the duration of Harrison's term, until 1893. Miller died in 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in that city.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Our History". Indianapolis Bar Association. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  2. ^ United States Department of Justice, William Henry Harrison Miller
  3. ^ "William H. H. Miller Dies". The Salt Lake Tribune. Indianapolis. May 26, 1917. p. 13. Retrieved December 28, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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Served under: Benjamin Harrison

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