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Freeman Edwin Miller

(1864-    )
Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma

"Born in Fountain County, Ind., in 1864, Freeman Edwin Miller graduated from De Pauw University in 1887 and received his A.M. degree in 1890. He was admitted to the bar in 1886, went to Texas the following year, where he was attorney for Hemphill county in 1888 and district attorney in 1889, and in 1890 moved to Oklahoma.

From 1894 to 1898 Miller was professor English at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College."

[R. E. Banta, Indiana Authors and Their Books 1816-1916: Biographical Sketches of Authors Who Published During the First Century of Indiana Statehood with Lists of Their Books 219 (Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1949)]

Miller was born May 10, 1864. In 1900 he was a member of the Oklahoma territorial senate and then took up the practice of law in Stillwater, Oklahoma. [Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography 179 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1914)(vol. 4)]


Freeman Edwin Miller, Oklahoma and Other Poems (Buffalo, New York: C. W. Moulton, 1895) [online text]

_________________, Songs from the South-west Country (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1898) [online text]

_________________, Oklahoma: An Ode ([Stillwater, Oklahoma], The author, 1915)


Freeman Edwin Miller, Oklahoma Sunshine (Stillwater, Oklahoma: The Advance Printing Co., 1905)

_________________, The Founding of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College ([s.l.]: Hinkel & Sons, 1928)

Research Resources

Sidney Clarke Collection
University of Oklahoma
Poem, "The Birth of the State" in People's Press,
Stillwater, Oklahoma (November 14, 1907)