Hugh Thomas Miller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hugh Thomas Miller (21 March 1867 – 26 May 1947) was a politician from the U.S. state of Indiana. Between 1905 and 1909 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.


Hugh Miller was born in Johnson County in Indiana. In 1888 he graduated from Butler University. In the following years until 1892 he taught French at this University. Afterwards he studied history in Paris and Berlin. Between 1893 and 1899 he was a history professor at the Butler University and in 1899 he accepted the position of an assistant cashier at the Irwin's Bank in Columbus, Indiana.

Miller joined the Republican Party and in 1902 he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. Two years later he ran successfully for the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. He served in this position between 9 January 1905 and 11 January 1909 when his term ended. In this function he was the deputy of Governor Frank Hanly and he presided over the Indiana Senate. In 1914 he was a candidate for U.S. Senator.

After his term as Lieutenant Governor Hugh Miller started a business career. In 1910 he accepted the position of a director and vice-president of the Union Trust Company. He also was a director of the Union Starch and Refining Company, and the Cummins Engine Company. He died on 26 May 1947 in Columbus in Indiana.

External links[edit]

Hugh Thomas Miller at Find a Grave

Political offices
Preceded by
Newton W. Gilbert
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
Succeeded by
Frank J. Hall