Senator Leon N. Miller View All Years
LEON M. MILLER
MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Leon Miller, begs leave to submit the following memorial:
Leon M. Miller was born July 3, 1905, in Knoxville, Iowa, and spent his entire life in Knoxville.
He attended Iowa Wesleyan College and was a graduate of Drake University Law School. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge No. 90 of Knoxville, Oriental Lodge No. 61 AF and AM, all Masonic orders including the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine of Des Moines and the Marion County Shrine Club.
Mr. Miller served as an Iowa Senator representing Marion and Monroe Counties during the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth General Assemblies, and was Iowa State Tax Commissioner from July 1, 1955 to July 1, 1961.
Mr. Miller passed away on March 31, 1974. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Youngberg of West Des Moines and Mrs. Eleanor Ogden of Northfield, Minnesota; and five grandchildren.
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-fifth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Leon M. Miller, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the Senate by this resolution would express its appreciation of his services to his community, state and nation and tender its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.
Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate, and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.
BASS VAN GILST, Chairman
EUGENE M. HILL
RICHARD R. RAMSEY
The resolution was unanimously adopted.