Born: 1828-11-12 Chester County, South Carolina
Died: 1870-07-07 Lawrence, Kansas
Flourished: 1854 to 1870 Lawrence, Kansas
Josiah Miller, attorney, newspaper editor, and politician, was born into a Presbyterian anti-slavery family. After incidents of violence against his father and others affiliated with their church, Miller left South Carolina to study at Indiana University. He graduated in 1852 then studied law in Poughkeepsie, New York, completing his legal studies in 1853. By the end of that year, Miller was in Bloomington, Illinois, where he briefly co-edited the
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