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BIOGRAPHY OF RALPH R. MILLER

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 161:

RALPH R. MILLER completed his education for the law about the time America entered the World war. For a portion of the war period he was with the navy, and then engaged in private practice at Youngstown, and is now an assistant director of law of that city. He was born at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana, November 13, 1891, son of J.H.W. and Mary J. (Gibson) Miller. His parents were born in Pennsylvania, his father having been born at Freeport and his mother at Blairsville. They were married at Freeport. The father for several years was in the train service of the Oregon Short Line Railway in Montana, but subsequently returned to Freeport, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in merchandising until his death on November 9, 1914. His widow resides at Freeport. Ralph R. Miller graduated form the high school at Freeport, Pennsylvania, in 1909, completed his literary education at Westminster College, Pennsylvania, in 1914, and studied law in the University of Pittsburgh and Western Reserve University at Cleveland. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in December, 1917. From January 1, 1917, until May, 1918, he was an employe of Mahoning County. At the latter date he was called for duty with the navy at the Naval Station at Detroit, and remained there until released from active service in December, 1918. He received his final discharge in December, 1921. After the armistice, Mr. Miller engaged in law practice at Youngstown, and during the next five years built up a promising business as an attorney. On January 1, 1924, he became second assistant law director of the city, and now gives his full time to his official duties. He married, June 9, 1917, Miss Margaret Jeannette Smith, a native of Youngstown and daughter of Ett and Jennie E. (Crowe) Smith, her father a native of Youngstown and her mother of Northfield, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have two children: Ralph R. and Jane Ett. They are members of the South United Presbyterian Church at Youngstown. Mr. Miller is a republican, and a member of the Knights of Pythias.