BORN in Augusta, Oneida County, New York, on September 6, 1840, William Miller attended country schools and Whitestown Seminary, and graduated from Hamilton College in 1861. He studied law in the office of Chief Justice Waite, and was admitted to the bar at Peru, Indiana, in 1865. Miller practiced in that city for a short time, and also held the office of county school examiner. For many years, and particularly during the campaign of 1888, he was a confidential advisor to General Harrison. On March 5, 1889, President Harrison appointed Miller Attorney General of the United States. He served in that capacity until March 6, 1893. He returned to private life until his death on May 25, 1917, in Indianapolis, Indiana.