About Bert H. Miller, U.S. Senator
Bert Henry Miller (December 15, 1879 – October 8, 1949) was a politician from Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho Democratic Party
Miller graduated from Brigham Young University in 1901 and from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University in (Lebanon, Tennessee) in 1902. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Anthony, Idaho in 1903, and was prosecuting attorney of Fremont County, Idaho from 1912 to 1914.
Miller ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1914. He was elected Idaho attorney general in 1932, and reelected in 1934. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1936, and served for two months in 1938 as Idaho's labor commissioner. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He was an attorney in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor at Seattle, Washington in 1939 and 1940, and was attorney general of Idaho from 1940 to 1944. He was elected a justice of the State supreme court in 1944,
Miller was elected to the United States Senate in 1948, defeating Republican incumbent Henry Dworshak. However, Miller died after only nine months in office. Governor C. A. Robins appointed Dworshak to succeed him. As of 2007 Miller remains the last Democrat to hold the Class II United States Senate seat from Idaho.
Miller is buried in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.