Joseph Miller (Ohio politician)

Joseph Miller ( born September 9, 1819 in Virginia; † May 27, 1862 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1859 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Miller attended the public schools of his home. He later moved to Chillicothe, Ohio. In 1839, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford ( Ohio). After a subsequent law degree in 1841 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Chillicothe in this profession. Between 1844 and 1848 he was a prosecutor in Ross County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1856 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1856 Miller was the tenth constituency of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Oscar F. Moore on March 4, 1857. Since he has not been confirmed in 1858, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1859. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Miller was appointed on 5 March 1859 a federal judge for the Nebraska Territory. He died on May 27, 1862 in Cincinnati and was buried in Chillicothe.