Orrin P. Miller

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Orrin Porter Miller was a member of the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from October 24, 1901, until his death on July 7, 1918. He served as second counselor to Presiding Bishop William B. Preston (until December 4, 1907) and then first counselor to Bishop Charles W. Nibley.

Miller was born on September 11, 1858, in Millcreek, Utah Territory. Prior to his service as a General Authority, he served as a bishop and stake president. He and his wife, Elizabeth Marinda Morgan, were the parents of eleven children.

In 1882 he moved his family to Riverton to occupy eighty acres of land he inherited from his father. In 1887 Miller became a member of the county central committee and served one term as a member of the Territorial central committee of the People’s party. For six years he acted as deputy registrar under the Utah commission. On August 6, 1889, he was elected a member of the county board of commissioners for Salt Lake county and served the last term the People’s party had control. In July 1891, he was elected a member of the first Democratic Territorial central committee.