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Justice John Donnell Miller

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Justice John Donnell Miller

Justice Miller was born December 2, 1840, in Clarksburg, Indiana, and died March 18, 1898, in Decatur County, Indiana.

He attended Hanover College from 1859 to 1861, where he studied law. Miller was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1866. He was the Greensburg City Clerk from 1866 to 1870 and the Greensburg City Attorney in 1871. He was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in February 1891 to fill the unexpired term of Justice Berkshire, who had died in office. In 1893, he lost his election bid for another term on the court. He served as a judge in the 8th Circuit from 1894 to 1898.408

408. 1 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, supra note 55, at 273.

Source: Browning, Minde C., Richard Humphrey, and Bruce Kleinschmidt. "Biographical Sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices." Indiana Law Review: Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. View this source in PDF format.