John Z. Miller - (June 1867-October 4, 1958)
Born in Lancaster to Jacob A. Miller, (called a Doctor or Druggist in census records), and Maria M. Miller, he later moved with his family to Harrisburg, where he attended the public schools. He then received a degree in electrical engineering at Lehigh University. An inventor of early telephone equipment. Miller became head of a large telephone company in Erie, Pennsylvania. He began work on telephone devices, then a relatively new field. He took out a number of patents on devices such as switchboards, transmitters, selective ringing gadgets and automatic dialing equipment. He was general manager of the Best Telephone Manufacturing Co., Baltimore, in 1896,
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