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Henry B. Miller

A successful Oregon businessman and politician, Henry B. Miller served as the fourth president of Oregon Agricultural College for only eleven months.  The Board of Regents chose Miller, a member of the board since 1895, to succeed John M. Bloss.

Henry B. Miller was born in Sidney, Ohio on April 11, 1854.  Miller came to Oregon in 1876 and worked for his father's Eugene firm of bridge builders and contractors.  From 1879 until 1895 he managed a lumber business in Josephine County and was one of the first fruit growers in the Rogue River Valley.  He was elected a member of the Oregon Legislature in 1891.

Following his short term as OAC president, Miller served as the consul-general in China (1900-1905); Yokohama, Japan (1905-1909); and Belfast, Ireland (1909-1910).  In 1914 he became the director of extension and publishing programs for the University of Oregon School of Commerce.  He retired in 1917 because of ill health and died in Portland on November 28, 1921.

Related Resources: President's Office Records of H.B. Miller, Memorabilia Collection.

Black and white photographic portrait of Henry B. Miller.

Henry B. Miller, 1915.