MILLER, JACOB WELSH, a Senator from New Jersey; born in German Valley, Morris County, N.J., August
29, 1800; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1823 and practiced in
Morristown, N.J.; elected to the State general assembly in 1832; served in the State council
1838-1840; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1840; reelected in 1846 and served
from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1853; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia
(Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); died in Morristown, N.J., September 30, 1862;
interment in St. Peter's Parish Churchyard.