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Pennsylvania State Senate

Jesse Miller



Session Year Position District Party
1827 16 Democrat
1829 16 Democrat
1831 16 Democrat
 Counties   Cumberland, Perry


1800 - 1850

MILLER, Jesse, (father of William Henry Miller), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., in 1800; attended the common schools; first clerk to county commissioner of Perry County 1820-1823; sheriff of Perry County 1823-1826; member of the State House of Representatives from 1826 until February 7, 1828, when he resigned; served in the State Senate 1828-1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1833, until his resignation on October 30, 1836; chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses); First Auditor of the Treasury Department, by appointment of President Jackson, 1836-1842; canal commissioner of Pennsylvania in 1844 and 1845; secretary of state of Pennsylvania 1845-1848; died in Harrisburg, Pa., August 20, 1850; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.
Congressional Biography from portrait Hist. of Perry Co.; original portrait hung in a staff office of the Pa. Dept. of Education; transferred to branch; current location or owner unknown.