MILLER, Jacob Welsh (1800-1862)

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.

Joint Free Public Library
Morristown, NJ
Papers: 2 letters (April 4; May 13, 1850) to D.E.B. Gaines in Autograph collection.

Macculloch Hall Museum
Morristown, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Macculloch-Miller family papers, 1787-1946.

New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Walter Dormitzer autograph collection, 1777-1961.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1846-1859. 2 items. Letters sent.

University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 4 letters by and 1 to Miller (1850-1861) in various collections. Finding aid.

  • Miller, Jacob W. The Iron State, Its Natural Position, Power and Wealth. Address Delivered Before the New Jersey Historical Society. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1854.