William H. H. Miller

American politician (1840-1917)

William Henry Harrison Miller (September 6, 1840–May 25, 1917) was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States.[1]

William Henry Harrison Miller
40th United States Attorney General
In office
March 7, 1889 – March 4, 1893
Preceded byAugustus H. Garland
Succeeded byRichard Olney
Personal details
Born(1840-09-06)September 6, 1840
Augusta, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 1917(1917-05-25) (aged 76)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHamilton College
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

Born in Augusta, New York, Miller graduated from Hamilton College in 1861.[1] He studied law in the office of Chief Justice Morrison Waite, and was admitted to the bar in Peru, Indiana in 1865.[1] Miller practiced in that city for a short time, and was also the county school examiner.[1] For many years, he was an advisor to General Benjamin Harrison.[1] In 1889, President Harrison made Miller Attorney General.[1] He was Attorney General until 1893.[1]

Miller died in 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in that city.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "US Department of Justice". Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  2. "William Henry Harrison Miller". FindAGrave. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
Preceded by
Augustus H. Garland
United States Attorney General
Succeeded by
Richard Olney