Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Miles Jordon Cavanaugh


Butte, Montana, lawyer and businessman; author of poetry, fiction, and prose

[Source: Miles J. Cavanaugh Papers, Special Collections, Montana State University Library, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana] [We learned about Cavanaugh by a reference found in Valerie J. Matsumoto & Blake Allmendinger, Over the Edge: Remapping the American West 134 (University of California Press, 1999)]

Research Resources

Miles J. Cavanaugh Papers
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

[Historical Note accompanying the Cavanaugh papers: "Miles Jordan Cavanaugh was a prominent Butte, Montana attorney and businessman. Born in Denver, Colorado on October 3, 1865, Miles was the son of a miner and prospector of the same name. He attended the public schools in the mining city and studied law in the office of Carter and Clayberg, being admitted to the bar in 1891. Miles briefly practiced in Helena, but lived most of his life in Butte where he took an active interest in fraternal and civic organizations. He also wrote poetry and maintained a longstanding appreciation for literary matters. He married twice, first to Alphonsine Milot and then Cora E. Baugh. Cavanaugh died on August 31, 1935 in Butte, Montana."]


Mary Murphy, "Making Men in the West: The Coming of Age of Miles Cavanaugh and Martin Frank Dunham," in Valerie J Matsumoto (ed.), Over the Edge: Remapping the American West 133-147 (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1999)