William J. Miller

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This article is about the US representative from Connecticut. For William Joseph Miller, see Bill Miller (American football). For William John Miller II, see Billy Miller (actor). For other uses, see William Miller.
William J. Miller

William Jennings Miller (March 12, 1899 - November 22, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in North Andover, Massachusetts, Miller attended the public schools. He was graduated from Cannon's Commercial College, Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1917. During the First World War enlisted August 5, 1917, as a private in the United States Army and served in the Air Service in the 80th Aero Squadron and 1104 Aero Squadrons. Later commissioned a second lieutenant. Injured in an airplane crash in France in 1918, resulting in the loss of both legs. He was discharged April 26, 1919. Patient in United States veterans' hospitals 1919-1931. He moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1926. He engaged in the insurance business in 1931.

Miller was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.

Miller was elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress.

Miller was elected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He resumed the general insurance business. He died in Wethersfield, Connecticut, November 22, 1950. He was interred in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, Connecticut.

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