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|Orrin P. Miller|
|Full name||Orrin Porter Miller|
|Born||September 11, 1858|
|Place of birth||Millcreek, Utah Territory|
|Died||July 7, 1918 (aged 59)|
|Place of death||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Called by||William B. Preston|
|Start of term||October 24, 1901 (aged 43)|
|End of term||December 4, 1907 (aged 49)|
|End reason||Honorable release of William B. Preston and his counselors|
|First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric|
|Called by||Charles W. Nibley|
|Start of term||December 4, 1907 (aged 49)|
|End of term||July 7, 1918 (aged 59)|
|End reason|| Death
Born in Millcreek, Utah Territory, Miller was a local leader in the church prior to his call as a general authority. He became the bishop of the newly-created Riverton Ward in Salt Lake City in 1886. Prior to serving as a bishop, he had been an elder and a seventy in the church. In 1900, when the Salt Lake Stake of the church was divided in two, Miller was selected as the first president of the new Jordan Stake.
In 1901, Miller was selected as the second counselor to presiding bishop William B. Preston. Miller was replacing John R. Winder, who had earlier been asked to become a member of the First Presidency of the church. Miller served as Preston's counselor until Preston resigned due to ill health in 1907. Charles W. Nibley became the new presiding bishop, and he asked Miller to become his first counselor. Miller served as Nibley's first counselor until he died of stomach cancer in Salt Lake City at the age of 59.
- Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p. 307; vol. 3, p. 764