Lewis Miller: A Biographical Essay

Lewis Miller: A Biographical Essay

Lewis Miller: A Biographical Essay

Lewis Miller: A Biographical Essay

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It is little more than a quarter of a century since Lewis Miller died, and as yet there has been no comprehensive record of this extremely useful and active life. Fortunately, however, this lack of information about him has now been supplied in this Biographical Essay by Ellwood Hendrick, who has carefully collected a great deal of reliable data in regard to him, and has presented in this work an excellent picture of the man as I knew him, set in a background of the times in which he lived. It is quite surprising that there should have been no adequate biography of a man who was unique in many ways, being one of the group of great inventors and manufacturers who lived in the latter half of the previous century, and one who did so much for education and the general uplift of mankind.

He was born in Ohio, in the pioneer days when life was simple and primitive, and schools were few and far between. He grew up in the "School of Hard Knocks," acquired a liberal . . .

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