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Curt Miller

Born: October 4, 1864, in Fox Valley, Pennsylvania
Died: July 25, 1943, in Tempe

Curt Miller came to Tempe in 1883 and became one of the most influential citizens of early Tempe. He was the founder and long-time editor of the Tempe Daily News, first published in August of 1887. He was Postmaster of Tempe from 1893 to 1897, during which time he started Tempe's first rural delivery route. In 1901, he took a position as clerk of the 21st Territorial House of Representatives. He served as Tempe Town Clerk, 1906-1914. He was also Secretary of the Board of Education for the Territorial Normal School, 1894-1898, and was appointed Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in 1918. He served as Mayor of Tempe, 1922-1924, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Tempe School District No. 3. He was also a Captain in the Territorial National Guard.

Curt Miller was the son of Isaac Pfouts and Margaret Ellen Miller. He married Mary Lucille Tyler on April 6, 1887. He was the father of Frank Curt Miller and Edna Lucille Miller Ingram. He is buried in Double Butte Cemetery.
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