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date: 26 January 2020

Miller, William Edwardlocked

(22 March 1914–24 June 1983)
  • Richard S. White

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Miller, William Edward (22 March 1914–24 June 1983), U.S. congressman and Republican vice presidential nominee, was born in Lockport, New York, the son of Edward J. Miller, a janitor, and Elizabeth Hinch, who ran a millinery shop. He attended the University of Notre Dame from 1931 to 1935. Upon graduating with a B.A. in economics, he entered Union University Law School in Albany, New York, receiving an LL.B. in 1938. After his admission to the New York State bar that same year, Miller was appointed U.S. commissioner for the western district of New York. Soon thereafter, In a case involving a “routine” auto accident, he met Stephanie Wagner. They were married in 1943, a year after he had joined the army. The couple had four children....

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