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Nicholas Muller (November 15, 1836 - December 12, 1917) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Luxembourgmarker, he attended the common schools in the city of Metzmarker and afterward the Athénée de Luxembourgmarker. He immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in New York City, and was employed as a railroad ticket agent for over twenty years. He was one of the promoters and original directors of the Germania Bank in New York City and served in the New York State Assembly in 1875 and 1876. He was a member of the State central committee in 1875, and was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1881. During the latter Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress, and was then elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1887; in both Congresses he was chairman of the Committee on Militia.

Muller was not a candidate for renomination in 1886 and was appointed president of the city police board in 1888. He subsequently served as president of the excise board and as quarantine commissioner. He was elected to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and held office from March 4, 1899 until his resignation on December 1, 1902. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Staten Islandmarker borough president in 1901, and was appointed as tax commissioner in 1904. He died in New Brighton, Staten Island in 1917; interment was in Green-Wood Cemeterymarker.

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