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MILLER, Theodore, jurist, born in Hudson, New York, in May, 1816. He was educated in the public schools, admitted to the bar in 1837, was district attorney for Columbia county, New York, in 1843-'5, and conducted successfully the prosecutions against the leaders of the anti-rent faction, his energy in maintaining the law resulting in the suppression of that movement. He was elected a judge of the supreme court of New York state in 1861, and during the last four years of his service was presiding justice of the 3d department. He was elevated to the bench of the court of appeals in 1874 as associate justice, and held office till 1886, when he was retired on account of age.
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