William Edward MILLER, Congress, NY (1914-1983)


MILLER, William Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., March 22, 1914; attended the parochial schools and Lockport High School; was graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., in 1935, and from Albany Law School of Union University in 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced the practice of law in Lockport, N.Y.; appointed United States Commissioner for the Western District of New York in January 1940, and served until entering the United States Army July 1, 1942; assigned to the Military Intelligence Branch; in May 1945 was commissioned a first lieutenant and assigned to the War Criminals Branch at Washington, D.C., until August 1945; assistant prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945 and 1946; was discharged in March 1946; appointed assistant district attorney of Niagara County in March 1946; appointed district attorney on January 1, 1948, and elected district attorney in November 1948; chairman of National Republican Congressional Committee in 1960 and Republican National Committee in 1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for reelection in the Eighty-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful Republican candidate in 1964 to be Vice President of the United States; resumed the practice of law; resided in Lockport, N.Y. until his death in Buffalo, N.Y. on June 24, 1983; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.


Fitzgerald, Libby Miller. Bill Miller-Do You Know Me?: A Daughter Remembers. Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House Publishers, 2004.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present