Member Biography

Summerfield J. Miller 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       34 Republican
1917-1918       34 Republican
1919-1920       34 Republican
1921-1922       34 Republican

COUNTIES: Centre, Clearfield  


08/26/1859 - 11/10/1931

Doctor Summerfield J. Miller (R34) Centre and Clearfield Counties 1915-1922

Early Life:

Doctor Summerfield J. Miller, born August 26, 1859, Pike Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; Curwensville Normal School, 1879; Williamsport Commercial College, 1881; University of New York's medical school, 1886; took post graduate courses in medicine in New York and specialized in the Medical profession, Viemma, Austria; medical practice, Ansonville, then Madera, Pennsylvania; school director,  township of Bigler; president, school board, township of Bigler; president, Madera Water Company; vice president, director, Madera National Bank; elected, Pennsylvania Senate, 1915-1922; served, Health Insurance Commission; married, Emma Klare Miller; died, November 10, 1931; Philipsburg Cemetery, South Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

School director, township of Bigler, president, school board, township of Bigler.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 34th district, Centre and Clearfield Counties, 1915-1922; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Education, Finance, Game and Fisheries, Law and Order, Public Health and Sanitation (Chairman), Public Roads and Highways, Railroads.  

Member, Health Insurance Commission.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1921-1922). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1345, 1358, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1323. 

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