EDWARD SOLOMON MILLER, after spending time in Mexico during the years of the Revolution, during which time he served as secretary to Pancho Villa, came to Camden in 1921 and involved himself in real estate. He developed a number of projects in Pennsauken during the early and mid-1920s.

Edward S. Miller was also involved in the fund raising drive that culminated in the building of the Walt Whitman Hotel at Broadway and Cooper Street,

South Jersey: A History 1624-1924

EDWARD S. MILLER—Prominent among the realtors of South Jersey is Edward S. Miller, who although he has been engaged in business in Camden only a few years, has made a place for himself in business circles there and is achieving marked success in the selling, building and financing of Jersey homes. Mr. Miller, who makes his home in Merchantville, has degrees from a number of universities, both in this country and on the Continent, has traveled widely, and has a varied experience, which includes several years in Mexico, where he acted as secretary to Villa. Still a young man, Mr. Miller first came to Camden in March, 1921, and since that time has attacked the problem of the building up of suburban districts from a number of angles, and has developed an organization which is unique in that it deals with these various angles, presenting facilities for the solution of all of them within a single group of concerns.

Upon coming to Camden in the spring of 1921, Mr. Miller became associated with the Van Russ Company, but a year later, in April, 1922, he started in business for himself and within a short time purchased suitable property and constructed a modern office building which is now the home of his business activities. He is president, treasurer and director of the Edward M. Solomon, Inc., Home Finance Corporation, Bay Mill Realty Company, Merchantville Holding Company, Inc., Suburban Home Realty Company; and these various companies are developing a number of tracts, all in Pennsauken Township, including Merchantville, Summit, Merchantville Extension, State Highway Manor, Iron Rock Park, Camden Villa, and also the Orchard View Tract in Burlington. In a report issued in 1925 it was stated that during the three months previous, Mr. Miller, in conjunction with his fellow-realtors and co-workers, J. R. Tucker, George P. Dykman, Ralph G. Van Hart, and Edmond H. Sharp, had been instrumental in effecting the sale of approximately $2,000,000 worth of real estate. Mr. Miller's building organization is thoroughly equipped to undertake the complete task of erecting homes, and the Home Financing Corporation, which has a paid-in capital of $200,000, guarantees first mortgages up to sixty per cent of the appraised value of the new home, with provision for gradual reduction..