William Miller (Canadian politician)
|Senator for Richmond, Nova Scotia|
|Appointed by||Royal Proclamation|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Richmond|
February 12, 1835|
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
|Died||February 23, 1912(aged 77)|
Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the son of Charles Miller and Elizabeth Smith, he was educated at the Antigonish Academy, studied law and was called the bar of Nova Scotia in 1860. He set up practice in Arichat.
In 1863, he was elected as a Reformer to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the Cape Breton riding of Richmond County. In 1867, at the age of 32, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of Richmond, Nova Scotia. He was the youngest person ever summoned to the Canadian Senate. From 1883 to 1887, he was the Speaker of the Canadian Senate. In 1871, Miller married Annie Cochran. He served until his death in 1912.
- Age of Senators when appointed to Senate at www.parl.gc.ca
- William Miller (Canadian politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
- Speakers of the Senate biography
- Marble, A.E. Nova Scotians at home and abroad: biographical sketches of over six hundred native born Nova Scotians (1977) p. 300 ISBN 0-88999-074-3
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