Smith Miller

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Smith Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byJames Lockhart
Succeeded byJames Lockhart
Personal details
Born(1804-05-30)May 30, 1804
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedMay 21, 1872(1872-05-21) (aged 67)
Patoka, Indiana, U.S
Resting placeRobb Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Smith Miller (May 30, 1804 – March 21, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, serving two terms from 1853 to 1857.


Born near Charlotte, North Carolina, Miller moved to Gibson County, Indiana, with his parents who settled in Patoka in 1813. He received a limited schooling and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Early political career

He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839 and in 1846, and in the Indiana State Senate from 1841 to 1844 and from 1847 1850. He served as delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1850.


Miller was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857).

Later career

After his congressional service, he resumed agricultural pursuits, and served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860.

Death and burial

He died near Patoka, Indiana, March 21, 1872, and was interred in Robb Cemetery.

Electoral results

General election 1852[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Smith Miller 9,007 59.0
Whig Kea 9,007 51.0
General election 1854[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Smith Miller 9,864 52.2
Know Nothing Hall 9,051 47.9


  1. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 595
  2. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 598
  • United States Congress. "Smith Miller (id: M000754)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
Succeeded by

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