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John Miller


John Miller

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

John Miller (1843-45; 49-51), son of George and Mary (Lewis) Miller, was born in Upper Providence October 7, 1799. He was educated in the school in the neighborhood, excepting one year spent at Strode's Boarding School, in Chester county. In early life he contemplated locating in the western territories, and with that end in view, he taught school at Blue Hill, Upper Providence, for a year, when he made a journey to the Mississippi. He returned to his boyhood home and located on one of the ancestral farms. He was one of the organizers of the Delaware County Institute of Science, in 1833, and was its treasurer until his death. He was active in political affairs in the Whig party, being an officer in the Young Men's Association, and was one of the early members of the Republican party. He was a Director of the Poor in 1840, and the same year elected County Treasurer, which office he held four years. He was commissioned Justice of the Peace, April 14, 1840, serving until April 10, 1855. He died December 1, 1855, aged 56 years.

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