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Bert H. Miller

Bert H. Miller

American politician
Bert H. Miller
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Intro American politician
A.K.A. Bert Miller
Was Politician Lawyer Judge
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1879, St. George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 8 October 1949, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA (aged 69 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Politics Democratic Party
Brigham Young University (-1901)
Cumberland University (-1902)
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Bert Henry Miller (December 15, 1876 – October 8, 1949) was an American politician from Idaho and a member of the Democratic Party.


Born in St. George, Utah Territory, Miller graduated from Brigham Young University in 1901 and from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1902. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Anthony, Idaho in 1903, and was prosecuting attorney of Fremont County from 1912 to 1914.

Miller ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1914. He was elected Idaho attorney general in 1932, and reelected in 1934. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1936, and served for two months in 1938 as Idaho's labor commissioner. Miller was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He was an attorney in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor at Seattle, Washington in 1939 and 1940, and was attorney general of Idaho from 1940 to 1944, during which time he was an advocate for Japanese-American internment camps. He was elected a justice of the state's supreme court in 1944.

Miller was elected to the United States Senate in 1948, defeating Republican incumbent Henry Dworshak, but died of a heart attack after only nine months in office. Governor C. A. Robins appointed Dworshak to succeed him. As of 2021, Miller remains the last Democrat to hold the Class II U.S. Senate seat from Idaho.

Miller is buried in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.

Congressional elections


Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1938 Bert H. Miller 47,199 46.4% Henry Dworshak 54,527 53.6%


Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1948 Bert H. Miller 107,000 50.7% Henry Dworshak (inc.) 103,868 49.3%

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 May 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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