In pioneer times the Miller family, of which Henry C. Miller is a representative. was established in Racine and from that date to the present the name has figured prominently in connection with the development of the city’s manufacturing interests. Henry C. Miller, now one of the partners and officers in the J. Miller Company. has been identified with the shoe manufacturing business from the age of seventeen years. He was born in Racine, August 27, 1862, and supplemented his public school course by study in the McMynn Academy. When seventeen years of age he entered his father’s shoe manufacturing establishment, acquainted himself with the business and worked his way upward until he became superintendent of the factory. Later changes in the personnel of the company have occurred and for several years he has occupied the position of vice president, giving his attention now to administrative direction and executive control.
On the 20th of June, 1900, Mr. Miller was united in marriage to Miss Cozie Clarke, a daughter of John J. and Margaret (Harter) Clarke, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and to them has been born four children: John Clarke, Noel, Richard and Camille. The family is communicants of the St. Rose Catholic church and Mr. Miller is identified also with the Knights of Columbus. In politics he is independent, but is interested in the welfare and progress of his city and for two terms has served as alderman of the second ward. He stands for all that is progressive in relation to the individual and to the community and. his own course has been marked by a steady progress that indicates the wise utilization of his time and opportunities.