William Miller (Canadian politician)

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The Hon.

William Miller
Senator for Richmond, Nova Scotia
In office
Appointed byRoyal Proclamation
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Richmond
In office
Personal details
Born(1835-02-12)February 12, 1835
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
DiedFebruary 23, 1912(1912-02-23) (aged 77)
Political partyLiberal-Conservative

William Miller, PC (February 12, 1835 – February 23, 1912) was a Canadian politician.

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 Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Richmond, Nova Scotia. He was the youngest person ever summoned to the Canadian Senate.[1] From 1883 to 1887, he was the Speaker of the Senate of Canada. In 1871, Miller married Annie Cochran. He served until his death in 1912.


  • 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