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Magazine article Mortgage Banking

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In 1945, Minnie W. Miller, president of Miller and Viele, Salt Lake City, attended the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA's) Annual Convention at the Hotel New Yorker in New York City. In its January 1946 issue covering the convention, "The Mortgage Banker" (as this magazine was formerly known) ran a photo of Miller conversing with past MBA presidents, with the caption: "For many years, Mrs. Miller was MBA's only woman member."

The daughter of Abram and Cornelia Viele of Saratoga Springs, New York, Minnie married Lee Charles Miller in 1890 in Wichita, Kansas. Lee Miller had been reared on the western frontier by his aunt and uncle, who adopted him following the death of his mother shortly after his birth in 1865. The Millers began their married life in Utah, and in 1896, along with his father-in-law, Lee formed Miller and Viele, a Salt Lake City-based farm mortgage loan business with a branch office in Boise, Idaho. Covering a sizable portion of the west, the company soon became "the largest organization in the inter--mountain region handling conservative farm mortgages," according to "Utah Since Statehood" (1919). …

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