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Howard Shultz Miller

Politician. Democrat. Born: February 27, 1879, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Died: January 2, 1970, Hiawatha.  Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District: January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1955.

The one term Democratic congressman was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, on February 27, 1879, and moved with his family in 1882 to Morrill, Kansas. Howard Miller attended the public schools of Brown County, Sabetha High School, taught school for five years in the late 1890s, and then graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1900. Miller was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practicing law in Kansas, where he also engaged in agricultural. In the 1952 First District congressional contest, he defeated the Republican incumbent, Albert Cole, because of his stand against "Big Damn Foolishness," or the Tuttle Creek damn and reservoir, and served from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1955; but Miller failed in his effort to be reelected in 1954 and in 1956. He died in Hiawatha on January 2, 1970. (For more on the defining issue of Miller's congressional career, Tuttle Creek, see a finding aid.)

Entry: Miller, Howard Shultz

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: January 2013

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