Jesse Miller

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Jesse Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – October 30, 1836
Preceded byGeorge Burd
Succeeded byJames Black

Jesse Miller (1800 – August 20, 1850) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jesse Miller (father of William Henry Miller) was born near Landisburg, Pennsylvania. He was the first clerk to county commissioner of Perry County, Pennsylvania, from 1820 to 1823. He was sheriff of Perry County from 1823 to 1826. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1826 until February 7, 1828, when he resigned. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1828 to 1832.

Miller elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served until his resignation on October 30, 1836. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He was the First Auditor of the United States Department of the Treasury, by appointment of President Andrew Jackson, 1836-1842. He was canal commissioner of Pennsylvania in 1844 and 1845 and Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1845 to 1848. He died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1850. Interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Jesse Miller (id: M000734)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Burd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Black