Description

Black and white sketch of William R. Miller, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

First native born governor

Wm. R. Miller, the first native Arkansan to be elected governor, was born at Batesville 1823… Worked on his father's farm till he was 21.. Elected clerk of Independence County 1848-50-52.. Appointed state auditor 1854 and the following year became accountant in real estate bank.. He was elected auditor of state 1856-58-60-62-66.. Practiced law in Batesville until 1874 when he was again elected state auditor...

Wm. R. Miller

Elected governor 1876 and re-elected 1878... General good feeling and prosperity... Taxes were reduced.. Amendment to constitution adopted prohibiting payment of the Holford Bonds... In 1886 Miller was again elected state auditor.. He died Nov. 29 of the following year... As a boy in Batesville the neighbors predicted that Billy Miller would come to some bad end.. Others declared that he would be governor... He received every vote cast for governor... He received every vote cast for governor in 1878..

Worked on his father's farm until he was 21.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 45

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William R. Miller, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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