Charles E. Miller, born in Alexandria, Minnesota, in 1872, comes from a Norwegian heritage. His father, Sophus N. Miller, established himself as a successful businessman, representing various financial organizations and owning a well-improved farm. Charles received a quality education and gained valuable experience in his father’s business. He is highly regarded as one of Clay County’s foremost financiers, sought after for his trusted advice and guidance. With involvement in prestigious organizations such as the Northwestern Mortgage Security Company and the Hawley Mercantile Company, Miller is recognized as a progressive and trustworthy businessman in his community.