Morris S. Miller

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Morris S. Miller

Morris Smith Miller (July 31, 1779 – November 16, 1824) was a United States Representative from New York.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is often times referred to as New York State.


Born in New York City, he graduated from Union College in 1798. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar. Miller served as private secretary to Governor John Jay, and subsequently, in 1806, commenced the practice of law in Utica. He was President of the Village of Utica in 1808; and judge of the court of common pleas of Oneida County from 1810 until his death in 1824.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Union College college located in Schenectady, New York, United States

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John Jay American politician, Patriot, diplomat, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States

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Miller was elected as a Federalist to the 13th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1815. He represented the United States Government at the negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Indians and the proprietors of the Seneca Reservation at Buffalo, New York in July 1819.

Federalist Party first American political party

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13th United States Congress

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Buffalo, New York City in Western New York

Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2017, the population was 258,612. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region.

He died on November 16, 1824, in Utica, New York; and was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Utica, New York City in New York ----, United States

Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census. Located on the Mohawk River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is approximately 95 miles northwest of Albany, 55 mi (89 km) east of Syracuse and 240 miles northwest of New York City. Utica and the nearby city of Rome anchor the Utica–Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises all of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District restored
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas R. Gold