|Title||John F. Miller and others in automobile campaigning for Congress, probably Seattle, 1916 |
|Notes||Sign reads in photograph reads: "Ex-mayor John F. Miller for Congress. Break the P.I. Slate."|
Note on photograph: 1916 Campaign. From left: John F. Miller, Fred H. Lysons, Harry E. Gilham, Frank D. Jordan, Guy A. Wilmot.
PH Coll 689.40
|Contextual Notes||John Franklin Miller, mayor of Seattle and Washington congressman, was born in 1862 near South Bend, Indiana. He studied law at Valparaiso University in Indiana and was admitted to the bar in 1887. Miller moved to Seattle in 1888 and began practicing law. He served as King County prosecuting attorney from 1890 to 1894 and as deputy prosecuting attorney from 1905 to 1908.
Miller served as mayor of Seattle for one term, between 1908 and 1910; the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, a world's fair held on the University of Washington campus, occurred during his term as mayor. In 1916, Miller ran for Congress, focusing his campaign on issues of military development and expansion. He was a member of Congress from 1917 to 1931, serving on the House Naval Affairs Committee. He was part of a delegation that visited American troops in Europe in 1919. Following his 1932 re-election defeat, Miller returned to the practice of law. He died in Seattle in 1936.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Politicians--Washington (State)--Seattle; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Political campaigns |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Miller, John Franklin, 1862-1936 |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division |
|Repository Collection||Photographs of John Franklin Miller. PH Coll 689 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner 1000x at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2010 |