Lorraine C. Miller
|35th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives|
February 2007 – January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Karen L. Haas|
|Succeeded by||Karen L. Haas|
|President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People|
|Preceded by||Benjamin Jealous|
|Succeeded by||Cornell William Brooks|
Lorraine C. Miller of Fort Worth, Texas was the 35th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Miller, currently a commercial real estate broker, served as the first African-American clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and has been a member of the national board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 2008. She was selected to the post of interim president and CEO of the NAACP to replace Benjamin Jealous, assuming that role on November 1, 2013.
Replacing Karen L. Haas in February 2007, she was the first African American to serve as an official of the United States House of Representatives. Miss Miller left her post as clerk at the start of the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011. She was replaced with her predecessor, Karen L. Haas. Prior to being appointed to the Clerk post, she served as the director of intergovernmental relations for then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. This was a senior position akin to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff and senior policy advisors.
In her tenure in the public service, Miller has served in a number of positions in both the legislative and executive branches. Pelosi is the third Democratic Speaker of the House that Miller will be working for, having worked for Tom Foley and Jim Wright in the past. In addition, she worked under Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. During the Clinton Administration, Miller served as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; in the late 1990s, she transitioned to her role as Bureau Chief of Consumer Information for the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to her service in the FCC, she served as director of government relations for the Federal Trade Commission.
- Layton, Lyndsey (February 20, 2007). "'Milestone of Achievement' on the Hill: Miller Is the First African American To Be House Clerk". Washington Post. p. A11.
- "Fort Worth native named to serve as clerk of U.S. House" STAR-TELEGRAM 1/31/07
Karen L. Haas
|Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
February 2007 - January 2011
Karen L. Haas
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