Alabama Lieutenant Governors

Nathan L. Miller

Lieutenant Governor: 1919-1923


Nathan Lee Miller, of Birmingham, was born March 6, 1866, at Danville, Morgan County, and was the son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Torrence) Miller and the grandson of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hobbs) Miller and of Adam Torrence of Lawrence County, and wife, who was a Mathews. Nathan Miller, Sr., was born in Limestone County, grew to manhood in Lawrence County, took the degree of M.D. in Nashville, Tenn., practiced his profession at Danville, Ala., whence he moved to Birmingham.


His son, Nathan Lee Miller, was educated in the high school at Danville, the State Normal College at Florence, and the Bellevue Academy in Birmingham. He was city clerk and register of the city court of Birmingham from 1888 to 1898; studied law at Birmingham, and was admitted to the bar in 1897; and in 1904 formed a partnership with Judge H.A. Sharpe under the name of Sharpe and Miller. He was elected Lieutenant-Governor on November 5, 1918. He was Lieutenant of Company K (Birmingham Rifles), Alabama State Troops, 1889-1891.


He was a Democrat, and was Secretary of the Jefferson County Executive Committee from 1890 to 1896; Secretary of the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1894 to 1898, and of the State Campaign Committee for the same period. He was a Steward and Sunday school superintendant in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; a 32nd degree Mason, and a Knight of Pythias. On February 8, 1899, he was married to Sarah Rogan, daughter of Lafayette and Ellen (Hunt) Rogan.



Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1919, 19.



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