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Biography of George Miller, Jr.
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George Miller, Jr., engaged in the practice of law in Muskogee, concentrating his efforts and attention upon civil law, was born in Leon county, Florida, December 18, 1882, and is a son of George and Frances (Shaw) Miller, both of whom were natives of North Carolina. The father owned a plantation, devoting his life to its improvement and cultivation.
The son, George Miller, Jr., was educated in the public schools and in the South Florida Military Institute. He also studied stenography at Thomasville, Georgia, and was employed in the office of Duncan W. Fletcher, now United States senator, at Jacksonville, Florida. He studied law under Mr. Fletcher’s direction and afterward became a student in the law department of the University of Virginia, from which he was graduated with the class of 1908. In the fall of the same year he came to Oklahoma, and in 1909 he established his home in Eufaula, where he remained until 1912. During that period he was elected to the office of county attorney and served his term of two years. In 1915 he came to Muskogee and for two years filled the office of assistant United States attorney. Since that time he has engaged in the practice of civil law and has gained a large and gratifying clientage that has connected him with much important litigation tried in the courts, while at the same time he is regarded as a most wise counselor. He belongs to the Muskogee, the Oklahoma State and the American Bar Associations.
On the 14th of December, 1910, Mr. Miller was united in marriage to Miss Abi (Wynema-Lee) Burton of Eufaula, Oklahoma, a representative, in the maternal line, of the Creek Nation. Her father was a prominent farmer and also became the first merchant of Checotah, Oklahoma. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been born two children: George Miller (V), who was born July 23, 1912; and Robert Burton, born August 30, 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have many friends in Muskogee. They hold membership in the First Presbyterian church, in which he is serving as an elder. He likewise belongs to the Masonic fraternity, has attained the Knights Templar degree of the York Rite and is a member of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to the Wauhillau Outing Club and to the Lions Club and is in thorough sympathy with all of those agencies which make for higher standards of manhood and citizenship.
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