Leslie A. Miller

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Leslie Andrew Miller
17th Governor of Wyoming
In office
January 2, 1933 – January 2, 1939
Preceded byAlonzo Monroe Clark
Succeeded byNels Hansen Smith
Member of the Wyoming Senate
Personal details
Born(1886-01-29)January 29, 1886
Junction City, Kansas
DiedSeptember 29, 1970(1970-09-29) (aged 84)
Wyoming
Political partyDemocratic

Leslie Andrew Miller (January 29, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American politician who served as the 17th Governor of Wyoming from January 2, 1933 until January 2, 1939. He was a Democrat.

Biography[edit]

Leslie Miller was born in Junction City, Kansas on January 29, 1886.

In 1892, his family moved to Wyoming. He served in the United States Marines from 1918 until 1919. He joined politics following his service and was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives. He was elected 17th Governor of Wyoming. He took his oath and was sworn in on December 27, 1932, 6-days early. He took office on January 2, 1933.[1]

Governor Miller was re-elected in 1935 and he replaced hanging with the gas chamber for executions.[2] In 1939, he was defeated by Nels H. Smith.

After his gubernatorial career, Miller served on the War Production Board as well as the Wyoming State Senate.

He died on September 29, 1970.

Legacy[edit]

As a youth, John C. Ostlund, the unsuccessful 1978 Republican gubernatorial nominee, once performed a tap dancing number in the city of Gillette before an audience that included Governor Miller.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Takes Office In Wyoming. Miller, Governor-elect, Sworn In 6 Days Early, Raises Legal Issue". New York Times. United Press. December 28, 1932.
  2. ^ "Wyoming Adopts Lethal Gas". New York Times. Associated Press. February 2, 1935.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alonzo M. Clark
Governor of Wyoming
January 2, 1933 – January 2, 1939
Succeeded by
Nels H. Smith