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William Edward "Bill" Miller (March 22, 1914–June 24, 1983) was a New Yorkmarker politician. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 1964 election. Miller is the only practicing Catholic to have been nominated for national office by the Republican Party.

Biography

Miller was born in Lockport, New Yorkmarker, the son of Elizabeth Hinch and Edward J. Miller, a factory floor sweeper. Miller attended the University of Notre Damemarker and Albany Law School. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and later helped prosecute German war criminals at the Nuremberg trialsmarker. Miller was appointed district attorney of Niagara County, New Yorkmarker in 1948, by Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Miller served in the United States House of Representatives from 1951 to 1965 and was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1961 to 1964.

Following the defeat of the Goldwater-Miller ticket, Miller returned to his hometown of Lockport, where he resumed his law practice. He also appeared in one of the first "Do you know me?" commercials for American Express. He is buried at Arlington National Cemeterymarker.

He and his wife Stephanie had three daughters and one son. His youngest daughter, Stephanie Miller, was a stand-up comedian in the 1980s and is now a nationally syndicated progressive radio talk show host based on the West Coast. His son, William E. Miller, Jr. ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the House of Representatives in 1992 and 1994 to represent New York's 29th district.

Electoral history

New York's 40th district, 1952

New York's 40th district, 1954

New York's 40th district, 1956

New York's 40th district, 1958

New York's 40th district, 1960

New York's 40th district, 1962

United States presidential election, 1964

References

  • Libby Miller Fitzgerald, "Bill Miller: Do You Know Me? A Daughter Remembers", Warwick House, 2004, ISBN 1-890306-73-8
  1. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A12F83A5C16738DDDAB0A94D9405B808AF1D3
  2. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/miller9.html#SAY1CDX5L
  3. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 04, 1952
  4. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 02, 1954
  5. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 06, 1956
  6. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 04, 1958
  7. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 08, 1960
  8. Our Campaigns - NY District 40 Race - Nov 06, 1962


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