Biographical Sketch of Richard Miller

Signature of Richard Miller

Richard Miller 

Born 1803 
Died 1872 
Marion County delegate

Richard Miller was born in Queen Anne County, Maryland in 1803.  He lived in Missouri before coming to Oregon in 1847 with his wife and 10 children.  He and his wife had a donation land claim in Marion County along Abiqua Creek.  He later sold the claim and moved to the forks of the Santiam River in Linn County.

In 1850 Mller served in the territorial legislature.  He was elected to represent Marion County at the constitutional convention and served on the Committee for Corporations and Internal Improvements. 

In reminiscences, other early Marion County residents often refer him to as “Uncle Dickey.” He died June 2, 1872 in Scio and is buried in the Miller/Shelburn Cemetery.