Member Biography

Benjamin Franklin Miller 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       18 Democrat
1909-1910       18 Democrat

COUNTIES: Northampton  


03/14/1858 - 02/11/1947

Benjamin Franklin Miller (D18) Northampton County 1907-1910

Early Life:

Benjamin Franklin Miller, born March 14, 1858, Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph B. and Leah Hillard Miller; public school education; engaged, milling business; assumed, management, proprietorship of his father's mill, J.B. Miller and Son, flour and feed store; elected, school director, Washington, 1883-1891; elected, chief burgess, Bangor, Pennsylvania, 1896-1899; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1899-1902; not a candidate for reelection, 1902; elected, council, Bangor, 1905-1910; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1907-1910; president, director, Merchants’ National Bank; president, director, Bangor Casket Company; receiver, S. Floatey Manufacturing Company; director, Bangor Steam Heat Company; married, Sarah Ann Pauline Schoch Miller; died, February 11, 1947, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint John’s Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, school director, Washington, 1883-1891.

Elected, chief burgess, Bangor, Pennsylvania, 1896-1899.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1899-1902; not a candidate for reelection, 1902.

Elected, council, Bangor, Pennsylvania, 1905-1910.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Northampton County, 1907-1910; committee assignments, Canals and Inland Navigation, Congressional Apportionment, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judicial Apportionment, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Printing.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1910). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 993, 1000-1003, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 974.

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) Obituary, February 12, 1947.

Benjamin Franklin Miller (1858-1947) - Find a Grave Memorial