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  • John Elvis Miller was a Democratic Party politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1931 until 1937, and in the United States Senate from 1937 until 1941. Miller was born in Aid, Missouri on May 15, 1888, and began his education in public schools. He attended the public Southeast Missouri State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau, and Valparaiso University; in 1912 he graduated from the law department of the University of Kentucky at Lexington, in which year he was admitted to the bar and began practicing in Searcy, Arkansas. During this time, he was also active in banking, while remaining interested in politics; he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1918, and he served from 1919 to 1922 as a prosecuting attorney on the state's first judicial circuit. He was elected in 1930 to the United States House of Representatives, serving there until his resignation in 1937 to become a senator; he had been elected to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph T. Robinson. Among his vanquished opponents was sitting Governor Carl Edward Bailey.

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