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Edward Miller portrait
Description: The east annex of the Ohio Penitentiary, where death row and the execution chamber were located, displayed photographs of hundreds of prisoners who were condemned to death throughout the state’s history. This portrait of Edward Miller, a taxi driver from Stark County, is one of them. Miller was convicted for fatally shooting Detective Albert A. Bush of Canton, OH, during an attempted arrest at a local boarding house. The caption at the bottom of Miller’s photograph reads: “No. 182, Edward Miller of Stark County, electrocuted October 15th, 1934, for the Murder of Detective Albert Bush.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Edward Miller was the 182nd prisoner to be executed in this manner. He was 28-years-old when he died. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08241
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Capital punishment--Ohio--History; Electrocution; Death row; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio)
Places: Stark County (Ohio); Canton (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)