James C. Miller III

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James Clifford Miller III
Born (1942-06-25) June 25, 1942 (age 72)
Atlanta, Georgia
Residence Washington, Virginia
Education
Occupation Economist, politician
Employer Senior Advisor to Husch Blackwell, LLP, an international commercial law firm.
Home town Conyers, Georgia
Political party
Republican
Board member of
  • Board of Directors, Washington Mutual Investors Fund, since October 1992 (Member of Advisory Board, November 1989 - October 1992)
  • Board of Directors, The Tax Exempt Fund of Maryland, since April 2000
  • Board of Directors, The Tax Exempt Fund of Virginia, since April 2000
  • Board of Directors, The J.P. Morgan Value Opportunities Fund, since December 2001
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee, International Tax and Investment Center, since September 2009
  • Board of Directors, Americans for Prosperity, since February 2004
Religion Presbyterian
Spouse(s) DeMaris Humphries Miller (m. June 22, 1961)
Children
  • Katrina Miller
  • Felix Miller
  • Sabrina Pagkalinawan
Parents James Clifford Miller, Jr. (an airline pilot)
Annie (Moseley) Miller
Awards
  • Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution (Stanford University), since December 1988
  • Distinguished Fellow, Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University, since October 1988
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
October 8, 1985 – October 15, 1988
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by David Stockman
Succeeded by Joseph R. Wright, Jr.
Unsuccessful Republican convention candidate for
U.S. Senate from Virginia
Election date
1994
Opponent(s) Oliver North
Incumbent Chuck Robb
Unsuccessful Republican primary candidate for
U.S. Senate from Virginia
Election date
1996
Opponent(s) John Warner
Incumbent John Warner
Website
www.jimmiller.org
Notes

James C. Miller III (born June 25, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988. He also ran for United States Senate in Virginia, losing the Republican nomination at the convention to Oliver North in 1994 and losing the nomination in the primary to John Warner in 1996.[3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

Miller was born in Atlanta and grew up in Conyers, Georgia. He earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia in 1964 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia in 1969.

Between 1977 and 1981, Miller was a Resident Scholar at the Center for the Study of Government Regulation at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1978 to 1981, he served as co-director of the center.

Miller was the first Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (April - October 1981) and the Executive Director of Vice President George H. W. Bush's Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. From 1981 to 1985, he chaired the Federal Trade Commission. From October 1985 to October 1988, Miller was director of the United States Office of Management and Budget.

He is a distinguished fellow at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University.[6] He is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.[7]

He has been counselor to and a board member of the former Citizens for a Sound Economy[8] (1988–2002), a Member of the Boards of the Tax Foundation and the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and a member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University and the U.S. Air Force Academy. In addition, Miller has been a Director of LECG Economics-Finance, a Member of the Board of Independence Air, a Member of the Board of Washington Mutual Investors Fund, a Member of the Board of the Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland, a Member of the Board of the Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia, a Member of the Board of the J.P. Morgan Value Opportunities Fund, a Member of the Board of Clean Energy, a consultant to Freddie Mac, and Chairman of the Board of Economic Impact Analysts, Inc. (family-held consulting firm).[9]

From 2003 to 2006, Miller was chairman (or chairman emeritus) of the Capital Analysis Group (CapAnalysis), a division of the international law firm Howrey LLP. Currently, he is a senior advisor to international law firm of Husch Blackwell Sanders (merger dated March 1, 2008)[10] He was a member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service (2003-2012), where he was elected chairman in 2005, 2006, and 2007.[11][12]

On November 9, 2009, it was announced that Miller was picked by the then Premier of the Cayman Islands William McKeeva Bush to lead an independent task force to examine new revenue options for the Cayman Islands Government. The Cayman Islands has no direct taxation although that may change as a result of an agreement with the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The UK FCO allowed the Cayman Islands Government to borrow additional funds to meet capital and operational expenses as long as the Government agreed to look at ways in which to increase and stabilize its revenue base—direct taxation being the preferred solution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Clifford Miller" (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Almanac of Famous People. Gale. 2011. Gale Document Number: GALE|K1601049770. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "James C. Miller" (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale. 2008. Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000068712. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Janofsky, Michael (June 3, 1994). "North Staff Not Taking A Victory As Assured". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  4. ^ Daley, Steve (June 5, 1994). "Gop Nominates North In Virginia Senate Race". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-01-21. "At a rollicking convention crowded with 15,000 delegates, North got 55 percent of the vote, defeating former Reagan Budget Director James C. Miller for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Charles Robb this fall." 
  5. ^ Janofsky, Michael (June 13, 1996). "G.O.P. Debates Meaning of Warner's Victory". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  6. ^ "Adjunct and Visiting Scholars". Center for Study of Public Choice. George Mason University. Retrieved 2013-01-21. "...distinguished fellow since 1988" 
  7. ^ "James C. Miller III". Hoover Institution. July 10, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Citizens for a Sound Economy - Staff Listing". Archived from the original on 2004-10-24. 
  9. ^ "STATEMENT OF JAMES C. MILLER III before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY POLICY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS of the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". March 12, 2002. Archived from the original on 2004-11-14. Retrieved 2013-01-21. "Counselor to Citizens for a Sound Economy and John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation" 
  10. ^ "James C. Miller III". Husch Blackwell LLP. Retrieved 2013-01-21. .
  11. ^ Federal Times http://federaltimes.com/index2.php?S=593903 |url= missing title (help). [dead link]
  12. ^ Reilly, Sean (November 30, 2012). "Number of empty chairs on Postal Service board increasing". Federal Times. Retrieved 2013-01-21. "James Miller, who headed the Office of Management and Budget during part of the Reagan administration, was on the board from 2003 until last year..."  (blog)

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Stockman
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Served under: Ronald Reagan

1985–1988
Succeeded by
Joseph R. Wright, Jr.