Representative Simon Miller View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/22/1920
Birth Place: Dickeyville, WI
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 32 (1907) - 34 (1911)
38 (1919)
Home County: Dubuque
Simon Miller
Dubuque County


MR. SPEAKER—Your committee appointed to draft resolutions commemorating the life, character and public service of the Honorable Simon Miller of Dubuque county, Iowa, beg leave to report the following:

Simon Miller was born at Dickeyville, Grant county, Wis., on February 5, 1861, where his early life was spent on a farm. In 1886 he removed to Dubuque, Iowa, at which place he died on April 22, 1920. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Folan, January 9, 1887, who, with the following children survives him, John, Irvin, Othmer, Alice and Helen.

He received his education in the Grant county schools of Wisconsin and on removing to Dubuque became identified with the teamster’s union as their financial officer and business agent and through his untiring efforts became a power in local, state and national policies of organized labor where be became noted for his conservatism and true ethics of progress.

His fraternal and social worth was recognized by honors extended by the ancient order of United Workmen of Iowa, being a member of the executive board and auditing committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. He was a devout Catholic and regular attendant of the Holy Trinity church of Dubuque.

A democrat in politics, serving as representative from Dubuque county in the regular and extra sessions of the Thirty-second General Assemblies, also the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the House of Representatives takes this occasion to present this tribute to the memory of a faithful public servant, and to express appreciation of his character and public service and at the same time to extend to his bereaved family its sincere sympathy in their sorrow, and,

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the journal of the House and the chief clerk be instructed to forward an engrossed copy of same to the family of the deceased.





Adopted March 23, 1921.