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Miller, Thomas Scott (1850–1912)

Brian Hart Biography Entry

Thomas Scott Miller, attorney, was born in Jackson, Louisiana, on May 20, 1850, the son of John C. Miller. In 1869 he graduated from Jackson Centenary College, of which his father was president. Miller attended Harvard College from 1869 to 1873 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1875. He moved to Dallas in 1876 and practiced with Alfred H. Bennett and Seth Shepard. On September 4, 1893, he was elected professor of law at the University of Texas and in May 1894 was named chairman of the faculty and dean of the law department. After a year he resigned and returned to Dallas to become general counsel for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. He resigned because of ill health and returned to private practice. He died at Petoskey, Michigan, on August 3, 1912, and was buried in Dallas.

A History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Vol. 1., by Philip Lindsley; Vol. 2., Selected Biography and Memoirs, ed. L. B. Hill (Chicago: Lewis, 1909). Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association, 1913. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Brian Hart, “Miller, Thomas Scott,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 04, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/miller-thomas-scott.

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