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James Madison Miller
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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James Madison Miller, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, born 23 May 1847 at Liberty, Missouri, the son of Madison Miller. He married Agnes Watson and they had two daughters.

He died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 November 1908.

He received his appointment to the United States Naval Academy from Missouri, 21 September 1863; at USNA, September 1863 to June 1867.

Lieutenant commander, 29 May 1891, Commander 26 September 1897. Cpatain, April 1902, Rear Admiral, 18 November 1907; died, 11 November 1908.

Commanded USS Merrimack, North Atlantic Fleet during the Spanish-American War. Commander of the receiving ship Lancaster, April 1906 to November 1907; Governor, US Navy Home, Philadelphia, December 1907 to November 1908.

JM Miller Library of Congress PHOTO Submitted By Bill Gonyo
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MASONS

On January 7, 1884, Brother James M. Miller presented to the lodge a gavel bearing this inscription: "A chip from the ship Constitution, presented by Lieutenant James M. Miller, U. S. N., to Liberty Lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M.' Brother Miller later attained the rank of Rear Admiral in the Navy, and served with distinction in the Spanish-American War. He was made a Mason in this lodge in June, 1873, and was also a member of Liberty Chapter No. 3 R. A. M. He died on November 11, 1908, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D. C.

The gavel is highly prized by the members and is used on special occasions.


MILLER, JAMES MADISON
REAR ADM USN
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/1908
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION OFF W  SITE 249
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MILLER, AGNES LEE W/O JAMES MADISON
DATE OF DEATH: 02/08/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION WEST  SITE 249
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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