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Fleming Bowyer Miller

Home Town:
Botecourt County, VA
Biographical Notes:
Fleming Bowyer Miller was the son of John Miller and Priscilla (Bowyer) Miller. Miller worked as a lawyer and politician for most of his life in Botecourt County, VA. He practiced law for over fifty-four years.

Miller also entered politics serving as a state representative in Virginia from 1825 to 1837 and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Virginia from 1853 to 1861.
In addition, he attended numerous Virginia state conventions.

Miller did marry although the name of his wife and marriage date are currently unknown. He and his wife had five children.
Additional Notes:
Miller is one of the sitters in the group portrait Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 by George Catlin which is owned by the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Washington and Lee in 1812.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Federal Posts:
U.S. Attorney for the District of VA (VA) 1853-1861
State Posts:
State Representative (VA) 1825-1837
State Committees:
Was involved in various Virginia Conventions in 1829,1830, 1850,1851, and 1861.

Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817, Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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