John K. Miller

Crepes John Miller ( born May 25, 1819 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; † August 11, 1863 ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1851 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Miller attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1838, the Jefferson College in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law degree in 1841 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in his hometown of Mount Vernon to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In May 1844, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in Baltimore, was nominated for the James K. Polk as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Miller was the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jacob Brinkerhoff on March 4, 1847. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1851 two legislative sessions. This period was initially still affected by the events of the Mexican-American War. The period after the war was increasingly dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. In 1850, the introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Miller did not occur in a political phenomenon. He died on August 11, 1863 in Mount Vernon, where he was also buried.