Biography of Hon. Nicholas J. Miller


Miller, Hon. Nicholas J., Buffalo, son of Nicholas and Gertrude (Webber) Miller, was born in Germany, September 6, 1860, and came to Buffalo with the family in 1866. The father, a Republican in politics, reared three sons and died in 1881; the mother still survives. Mr. Miller attended the public schools and a German private school in Buffalo. He first became a clerk in his father's grocery store and later in dry goods stores in Buffalo and New York. Returning to Buffalo he engaged in the willow ware business, which under his able management has become a large and profitable industry. He has been a staunch Republican, has served his party several years as committeeman and in 1895 was elected supervisor of the Eighteenth ward. In the same year he was defeated by one vote by Christopher Smith for assemblyman. In 1896 and again in 1897 he was elected to the Assembly and during his first term served on the committee on banks, federal relations and unfinished business. He is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum, the Buffalo Liedertafel, the Buffalo Saengerbund and other organizations. He married Gertrude Webber of Buffalo, and they have five children.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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