Member Biography

Frank Purl Miller 


Illustration: Hist. of Northwestern Pa.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1923-1924       50 Republican
1925-1926       50 Republican

COUNTIES: Mercer, Crawford  


12/20/1883 - 12/11/1943

Frank Purl Miller (R50) Crawford and Mercer Counties, 1923-1926

Early Life:

Frank Purl Miller, born, December 20, 1883, farm, Sadsbury Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; public school education, Sadsbury Township, Conneaut Lake Borough; Meadville High School, 1901; Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Society of Phi Beta Kappa, Allegheny College, 1907; one term, law department, University of Michigan, entered, manufacturing business, Meadville, Pennsylvania; general manager, president, McCrosky Tool Corporation, 1908-1943; inventor of metal-working tools and full member American Society of Mechanical Engineers; director of New First National Bank of Meadville; war chairman, Meadville, Chapter Red Cross; member, State Advisory Committee; trustee of his Alma Mater, Allegheny College; vice president, Edinboro State Normal School; president, Meadville Commercial College; member, Meadville school board; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1923-1926; died, December 11, 1943 (aged 59), heart attack, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, board of trustees, life tenure, president, General Alumni association, alma mater, Allegheny College; vice president, Edinboro State Normal School; president, Meadville Commercial College; director, First National Bank, Meadville; president, Young Men's Christian Association; member, Official Board of the Stone Methodist Church; president, Midwest Tool and Manufacturing Company, Meadville; state vice chairman, Young Men's Christian Association.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Meadville school board.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senator, 50th district, Crawford and Mercer Counties, 1923-1926; committee assignments, Agriculture, Canals and Inland Navigation, Education, Elections, Law and Order, Military Affairs, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Printing, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water.  


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 984, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 964.

Titusville Herald (Titusville, Pennsylvania) Monday, December 13, 1943, page 3.

Frank Purl Miller (1883-1943) - Find a Grave Memorial