George Macculloch Miller
George Macculloch Miller (1832–1917), was a lawyer and secretary of Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, he was the son of politician Jacob W. Miller and his wife Mary Louisa Macculloch. Miller and J. Pierpont Morgan were directors of the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad.
George Macculloch Miller and several others began a series of charitable collections among churches and business groups in as early as 1882.]In 1893, a committee was appointed "to take steps to have Hospital Saturday and Sunday observed throughout the United States." Members of the committee included Miller, Charles Lanier, Morris K.Jesup, Samuel D. Babcock, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jesse Seligman, Jacob H. Schiff, and Charles Stewart Smith. The goal of this organization was to have a second collection in churches across the United States and have the money disbursed to hospitals for assistance to indigents. This developed into a larger organization eventually becoming the United Hospital Fund.
- "George M. Miller Dead at 85 Years. Prominent Corporation Lawyer Was Secretary of Cathedral of St. John the Divine.". New York Times. November 15, 1917. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- "New-Haven and Hartford". New York Times, Oct. 20, 1892; Oct. 19, 1893
- http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40815FC3E5910738DDDA00A94DA415B8284F0D3 "Co-operative Hospital work" New York Times December 29, 1882
- "Hospital Saturday and Sunday". New York Times, Nov. 21, 1893