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MILLER, Simon. (Grant County, WI, Feb. 5, 1861--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 3, 1920). Miller moved to Dubuque in 1886 and from then until 1891 worked at the MILWAUKEE RAILROAD SHOPS and then as a teamster. He was elected the business agent for the Teamsters' Union, Local 567, I.B. of T. of Dubuque and served as president for three years and then secretary-treasurer.

Miller was president of the DUBUQUE TRADES AND LABOR CONGRESS four years and was a district organizer of the American Federation of Labor. Elected to the Iowa House in 1906, he served four terms.