ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

ANDREW MILLER PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL# 1025

DATES: 1921-1922

SIZE: .25 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: The Andrew Miller Papers were purchased from the National Archives and deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection in June 1985 (Acc.#85-1388).

PROVENANCE: The papers are photocopies of originals in the National Archives.

ACCESS: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

RELATED COLLECTION:

North Dakota Citizens Clean Court Committee, OGL#968

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Andrew Miller was born on November 16, 1870, in Denmark and moved to the United States with his parents when he was two years old. He went on to study law and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1894. On May 28, 1896, he married Ava Mabel Wing with whom he raised a family of four children.

Miller won his first political office in 1896 when he was elected County Attorney for Winnebago County, Iowa. He served as Mayor of Forest City, Iowa for four years from 1897 to 1901. In 1903 he ran for the Iowa state legislature but lost.

In 1905 Miller moved to Bismarck, North Dakota and began to practice law there. Two years later he was appointed to the position of Assistant Attorney General of North Dakota which led to his election in 1908 as North Dakota Attorney General, a job he held from January 1909 to January 1915. In 1914 he challenged incumbent Asle Gronna in the Republican primary election for United States Senator from North Dakota and finished third in a four way race with Gronna winning. He was nominated in 1921 by President Warren Harding to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota. He was confirmed by the senate in 1922 and served as District Judge for nineteen years retiring in 1941.

Andrew Miller died on March 17, 1960, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Andrew Miller Papers regard his nomination as United States District Judge and include transcripts of his confirmation hearings before a United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in January 1922. Also included are petitions, letters, telegrams, and sworn statements in favor and against his nomination.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Hearings - Transcript of Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Confirmation of Andrew Miller to be United States Judge for the District of North Dakota: January 16, 27, and 30, 1922
  2. Correspondence Favoring Andrew Miller for United States Judge for the District of North Dakota: July 1921 - January 1922
  3. Correspondence Opposing Andrew Miller for United States Judge for the District of North Dakota: December1921 - January 1922.
  4. Sworn Statements Regarding Andrew Miller Nomination as United States Judge for the District of North Dakota: January 1922
  5. Correspondence Requesting Delay of Senate Hearings: December 31, 1921 - January 16, 1922
  6. Miscellaneous: October 1903 - January 1922

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