Samuel Freeman Miller

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Samuel Freeman Miller
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   Abraham Lincoln
Active:   7/16/1862-10/13/1890
Preceded by:   Peter Vivian Daniel
Succeeded by:   Henry Billings Brown
Personal History
Born:   April 5, 1816
Hometown:   Richmond, KY
Deceased:   October 13, 1890
Law School:   Read law, 1847
Grad. School:   Transylvania University, 1838

Samuel Freeman Miller (1816-1890) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1862 after a nomination from President Abraham Lincoln. He served until his death on October 13, 1890. Prior to joining the court, Miller was a private practice attorney.[1]

Miller was one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln. He served during The Taney Court, The Chase Court, The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]


Miller received a M.D. from Transylvania University in 1838. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Miller spent the majority of his legal career in private practice. He also worked as a justice of the peace and member of the county court in Barbourville, Kentucky.[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Miller was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on July 16, 1862, to the seat vacated by Justice Peter Vivian Daniel. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1862, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on October 13, 1890.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Henry Billings Brown (U.S. Supreme Court).

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Peter Vivian Daniel
Supreme Court
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Henry Billings Brown (U.S. Supreme Court)