Born in Lowville, Miller attended the common schools in Utica, the Catholic College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Yale College. He was graduated from the Litchfield Law School in 1824 and was admitted to the bar, practicing in Utica from 1829 to 1831. He was manager of the Utica Wilberforce Society 1829 and was interested in banking and railroads in 1832 and 1833.
Miller was a trustee of the village of Utica from 1829 to 1831; served as member of the first board of aldermen of the city of Utica; was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1832; and was clerk of the United States district court in 1833 and 1834.
He engaged in the erection of buildings and in railroad construction, and subsequently in the management of his farm in Boonville in Oneida County. Miller died in Utica; his remains were interred in Forest Hill Cemetery there.
- United States Congress. "Rutger B. Miller (id: M000751)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Rutger B. Miller at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 17th congressional district
Henry A. Foster
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.