United States Senator from New Jersey
(1800-62) Born in German Valley, Morris County, New Jersey, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and practiced in Morristown, N.J. He was elected to the New Jersey State General Assembly in 1832, and served in the State Council from 1838-40. Miller was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1840; was reelected in 1846 and served from 1841-53. Served as the Chairman, of the Committee on the District of Columbia. He died in Morristown, N.J., on September 30, 1862, and was buried in the St. Peter's Parish Churchyard.
Signature With State: 6 x 1 1/2, in ink, J.W. Miller, with New Jersey written above his signature.