George P. Miller

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George P. Miller
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byAlbert E. Carter
Succeeded byPete Stark
Constituency6th district (1945–53)
8th district (1953–73)
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
1937-1941
Personal details
Born
George Paul Miller

(1891-01-15)January 15, 1891
San Francisco, California
DiedDecember 29, 1982(1982-12-29) (aged 91)
Alameda, California
Political partyDemocratic Party
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service346th Field Artillery
Years of service1917-1919
RankLieutenant
During a 1968 visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center, the House Committee on Science and Astronautics toured the S-IVB workshop. Pictured here are Wernher von Braun (standing) and Congressman Miller (sitting on the ergometer bicycle) inside the workshop.

George Paul Miller (January 15, 1891 – December 29, 1982) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Life and career[edit]

Born in San Francisco, California, Miller attended public and private schools. He graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 1912. and worked as a civil engineer from 1912 to 1917. During the First World War, he served as a lieutenant in the Thirty-sixth and Three Hundred and Forty-sixth Field Artillery 1917-1919. After serving as member of the United States Veterans' Bureau from 1921 to 1925, Miller resumed activities as a civil engineer. He was also co-owner of a travel agency in San Francisco. He served as member of the California State assembly 1937-1941. He was executive secretary to the California Division of Fish and Game 1942-1944.

Representative Miller and other members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center on January 3, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation’s space exploration program.

Miller was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1973). He served as chairman of the Committee on Science and Astronautics (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-second Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress, defeated in the Democratic primary by Pete Stark. He was a resident of Alameda, California, until his death there on December 29, 1982. He was interred in San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "George P. Miller (id: M000727)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert E. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

1945–1953
Succeeded by
Robert Condon
Preceded by
Jack Z. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th congressional district

1953–1973
Succeeded by
Pete Stark

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.