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.