Dan Miller (Florida politician)

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Dan Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byNew Constituency (Redistricting)
Succeeded byKatherine Harris
Personal details
Born (1942-05-30) May 30, 1942 (age 81)
Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Glenda Burton Darsey
(m. 1968)
Alma materUniversity of Florida (BS)
Emory University (MBA)
Louisiana State University (PhD)

Frederick Daniel Miller[2][3] (born May 30, 1942) is an American politician from the state of Florida. A Republican, he represented the state and its 13th district in the House of Representatives for ten years.

Early life and career[edit]

Miller greeting President George W. Bush at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida on September 11, 2001

Miller was born in Highland Park, Michigan, but moved to Florida during his childhood and graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida, in 1960. He was an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and received his MBA from Emory University. He then got his Ph.D. and served as a professor at several colleges across the South. He also developed a successful business career, working with his father Don Sr. and brother Don Jr. on a restaurant, nursing home and real estate development. He married Glenda Burton Darsey in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on December 14, 1968.[2] In 1992, Miller ran for Congress in Florida's 13th congressional district, a newly-created district that included all of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, along with the southern portion of Hillsborough and a sliver of Charlotte.

Miller was elected to the U.S. House from the Republican-leaning district and served for the following ten years. He decided not to run for re-election in 2002, honoring his self-imposed term limit of 10 years. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was elected to succeed him.

In Congress, Miller advocated spending restraint as a fiscal conservative. He served on several committees during his tenure, including Appropriations, Government Reform & Oversight, and Budget. Miller championed Medicare reform, fought to end the costly sugar subsidy,[4] and opposed earmarking. Miller also served as chairman of the subcommittee on the United States Census, overseeing the 2000 decennial census, a position he was uniquely qualified to hold as a former statistics professor.

Electoral history[edit]

Florida's 13th congressional district: Results 1992–2000[5]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1992 Rand Snell 115,767 42% Dan Miller 158,881 58%
1994 (no candidate) Dan Miller *
1996 Sanford Gordon 96,098 36% Dan Miller 173,671 64%
1998 (no candidate) Dan Miller *
2000 Daniel E. Dunn 99,568 36% Dan Miller 175,918 64%

*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1994 and 1998, Miller was unopposed, and so a vote total was not recorded. In 1996, write-ins received 135 votes. In 2000, write-ins received 101 votes.


  1. ^ "Rep. Dan Miller Biography". Archived from the original on 2001-11-19. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Darsey-Miller Vows Exchanged". The Bradenton Herald. December 22, 1968.
  3. ^ Miller, Frederick Daniel (1970). An Analysis of the Marketing Strategy of Florida Nursing Homes (Thesis).
  4. ^ Chris Edwards, "Why Congress Should Repeal Sugar Subsidy," http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=8381
  5. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-10.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
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Preceded byas Former US Representative Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded byas Former US Representative