11/14/1860 - 09/02/1924
MINER, Asher, a Representative from Luzerne County; born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., November 14, 1860; graduated, Wilkes-Barre Academy; graduated, Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Ma.; captain, Company D, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1884-1895); general inspector, rifle practice, Pennsylvania National Guard (1895); served, staff of Governor Hastings (1895-1898); colonel, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1898, Spanish-American War); commanding officer, Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1912-1916); commanding officer, 3rd Field Artillery Group, United States Army (1916, Mexican Border); commanding officer, 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, United States Army (1918, France, World War I: Distinguished Service Cross and Army Distinguished Service Medal recipient); brigadier general, 53rd Artillery, United States Army (1921); president, State Miller’s Association; vice-president, general manager and president, Miner-Hillard Milling Company; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1906; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1908); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1908); elected, president, Luzerne County Republican Committee; died, September 2, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Rosenkrans, George. Colonel Miner’s March. 1910. Miller/Volkweins, print.
Miner, Margaret M. Asher Miner: Citizen and Soldier Tunkhannock, Pa.: Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, 1929