Miller, Lucas Mitiades 1824 - 1902 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Miller, Lucas Mitiades 1824 - 1902

Miller, Lucas Mitiades 1824 - 1902 | Wisconsin Historical Society
lawyer, politician, Congressman, b. Lavaida, Greece. He was orphaned at the age of four, when his parents were killed during the Greek revolt against Turkey, and was adopted by J. P. Miller, an American who was fighting with the Greeks. Brought to his adopted father's home in Montpelier, Vt. (1828), he studied law, and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1845. In 1846 he moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm near Oshkosh where he also practiced law. During the Mexican War, he served as colonel of the Wisconsin militia. A Democrat, he was state assemblyman (1853), served on the state board of public works (1854), and was for many years a member of the Winnebago County board. In 1890 he was elected to Congress, and served one term (Mar. 1891-Mar. 1893). Unsuccessful in his bid for renomination in 1892, he retired to his home in Oshkosh. Biog. Dir. Amer. Cong. (1928); Wis. Blue Book (1891); A. M. Thomson, Political Hist. of Wis. (Milwaukee, 1900).

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[Source: Blue book]