Biography of Hon. Robert P. Miller
Crawford County, PA Biographies





HON. ROBERT P. MILLER, attorney at law, Linesville, was born near New Castle, Penn., and is a son of Jesse and Rebecca (Steele) Miller. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and the academy at New Castle, and after leaving school studied law with A. M. Barnes, Esq., of New Castle. He settled in Linesville in 1846; was admitted to the bar of Crawford County in 1853, and was engaged in the practice of law up to 1858, when he was elected to the Legislature and re-elected in 1859. He was the sole representative of the county, though the county previously had two members. In 1860 he embarked in mercantile business, in which he was engaged about seven years, and since then has given his time to farming and the practice of his profession. He was married in 1843 to Margaret, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Chambers) Erwin, of Lawrence County, Penn. They have no children. but have an adopted son, Walter. Mr. Miller is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the P. of H., and is known throughout the county by the P. of H. as an able speaker and a faithful representative of their interests. He has served the Borough of Linesville as Burgess several terms, and is now serving a second term as Justice of the Peace. He is now the National Greenback candidate for Congress for his district. In politics he was formerly a Republican, but of late years has been Independent.


From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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