Clement Woodnutt Miller
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Clement Woodnutt Miller
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 1st district
January 3, 1959 – October 7, 1962
|Preceded by||Hubert B. Scudder|
|Succeeded by||Don H. Clausen|
|Born||October 28, 1916|
|Died||October 7, 1962 (aged 45)|
near Eureka, California
|Spouse(s)||Katharine Southerland Miller|
|Education||Lawrenceville School, Williams College|
Clement Woodnutt Miller (October 28, 1916 – October 7, 1962) was an American politician who served as a U.S. representative from California from 1959 to 1962. He was killed in a plane crash during his second term in office.
Early life and career
Clement Miller was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 28, 1916. He graduated from the Lawrenceville School, from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1940, and briefly attended Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1946.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1940, serving as a private in the 258th Field Artillery Regiment. He was discharged in 1945 as a captain. During his military career, he had service in the Netherlands and Germany.
He became a veterans service officer in Nevada in 1946 and an employment service official for the State of Nevada, in 1947. He then became a field examiner and hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board for Northern California from 1948 to 1953. He became a landscape consultant in 1954.
Tenure in Congress
He ran for Congress in 1956 but was unsuccessful. He ran again in 1958 and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress. In 1960, he was re-elected to the Eighty-seventh Congress. Of note, Miller authored the legislation that established Point Reyes National Seashore.
He served in Congress from January 3, 1959, until his death in an airplane accident near Eureka, California, on October 7, 1962. He was interred in Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, California.
Miller was elected posthumously to the Eighty-eighth Congress.
He was the author of the book Member of the House: Letters of a Congressman.
- Rebels With a Cause: film describes Rep. Miller's establishment of the Point Reyes National Seashore
- The Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
- United States Congress. "Clement Woodnutt Miller (id: M000719)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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