William E. Miller

William E. Miller

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

William Miller began practicing law in Iowa in 1853.  He served as a judge of the Eighth District of Iowa from 1858 to 1862, and a judge of the Circuit Court from 1868 to 1870.  During the Civil War, he was a colonel in the Union Army.  In 1870 he was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court, becoming its Chief Justice in 1874.  He joined the law faculty at Iowa in 1871, serving as a professor of constitutional and criminal law.  Justice Miller was well-known for compiling and editing the Codes of Iowa.  He died in 1896.

Publications

Books

Charles H. Conklin, Julius B. Bissell & William E. Miller, A Treatise on the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace (Mills Pub. Co. 1894)
William E. Miller. Supplement to Revised and annotated code of Iowa containing the acts and resolutions of the Twenty-third General Assembly, together with notes and decisions of the Supreme Court, announced since 1888 down to and including May term. 1890. (Des Moines: Mills Publishing Company, 1890).
William E. Miller, Probate Practice (Iowa Printing Co. 1889)
William E. Miller. New Revised and Annotated Code of Iowa, edition of 1888, containing all the general statutes of Iowa to July 4, 1888, being the Iowa Code of 1873 as amended by subsequent laws, and including all the other general statutes now in force. (Des Moines: Miller Publishing Company, 1888).
William E. Miller, A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, Under the code of 1873, 5th ed. (Mills & Co. 1888).
William E. Miller. New Revised and Annotated Code of Iowa: containing all the statutes of the state of Iowa of a general and permanent nature in force July 4, 1884 ... together with full notes of the decisions of the Supreme Court ... containing, also, the rules of the Supreme Court ... (Des Moines: Mills & Co. 1885).
William E. Miller, A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, Under the code of 1873, 4th ed. (Mills & Co. 1883).
William E. Miller, A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, Under the code of 1873, 3rd ed. (Mills & Co. 1881)
William E. Miller & George W. Field, Federal Practice (Mills & Co. 1881)
William E. Miller. Revised and Annotated Code of Iowa containing all the statutes of the State of Iowa of a general nature in force July 4, 1880. (Des Moines: Mills 1880).
William E. Miller. A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, under the Code of 1873, Revised ed. (Des Moines: Mills & Co., 1875).
William E. Miller. A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, under the revision of 1860.(Des Moines: Mills & Co., 1868).
William E. Miller, A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Actions and Special Proceedings at Law and in Equity, in the Courts of Iowa, Under the Revision of 1860 (Luse & Griggs 1868)

Articles

William E. Miller, with William G. Hammond, Chester C. Cole & Frederick Mott, "Law Department of the Iowa State University." 8 Western Jurist 142 (1874).