Skip to main content

Miller, Elizabeth R. (Elizabeth Ruby), 1905-1988



  • Existence: 1905 - 1988


Elizabeth R. Miller, farm woman and state legislator, was born in 1905 in Timbercreek Township three miles southwest of Marshalltown. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1923, passed the state teacher's examination, and married John "Bascom" Miller the same year. They raised four children. She was active in the Red Cross, the Farm Bureau, the Federated Women's Clubs, and her church. She ran for the State House of Representatives as a Republican in 1968 and served two terms there. Miller served in the State Senate for two terms also. Altogether she served four years in the Iowa House and eight years in the Iowa Senate.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

A Political Dialogue: Iowa's Women Legislators oral histories

Identifier: IWA0089

Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.

Dates: 1988-1993

Elizabeth R. Miller papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0112

Farm woman and Republican state legislator from Marshalltown, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1972-1984

Additional filters:

1971-1980 1
1991-2000 1
African American women -- Iowa 1
Archives (groupings) 1
Autobiographies 1