Jack Miller (politician)
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit|
October 1, 1982 – June 6, 1985
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Glenn Archer|
|Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals|
July 6, 1973 – October 1, 1982
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Lindsay Almond|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1973
|Preceded by||Thomas Martin|
|Succeeded by||Dick Clark|
|Member of the Iowa Senate|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives|
June 6, 1916|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 29, 1994
Temple Terrace, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Creighton University
Catholic University of America
University of Iowa
Miller was born in Chicago, Illinois. He first moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1932 as a teen. He attended The Oratory School in England, then received a bachelor's degree from Creighton University in Omaha in 1938 and a master's degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1939.
In World War II, Miller served with the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. During this time his military service included the China-Burma-India Theater, the faculty at the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and duty at Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
After the war, Miller received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1946, and did postgraduate study at University of Iowa College of Law later that year. He served between 1947 and 1948 as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. After one year as an assistant professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, he then returned to Sioux City, where he went into private practice.
Miller was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1955, and to the Iowa State Senate in 1957. Miller was first elected to the United States Senate in 1960. In a race to replace the retiring Republican Senator Thomas E. Martin, Miller defeated Iowa's sitting governor, Herschel C. Loveless, in a close contest. He was reelected in 1966, easily defeating Democrat E.B. Smith, but in 1972 was upset by Democrat Dick Clark.
Senator Miller was a member of the Senate Finance Committee.
After his stint in the Senate, Miller was appointed by President Richard Nixon as a judge on the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in 1973. On October 1, 1982 he became a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by operation of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982. He took senior status on June 6, 1985.
- Semple, Robert (3 September 1970). "President Praises Smooth Transition In South's Schools; PRESIDENT LAUDS SCHOOL CHANGES". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A History: 1990–2002 / compiled by members of the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in celebration of the court's twentieth anniversary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 2004. p. 147. LCCN 2004050209.
- United States Congress. "Jack Miller (id: M000730)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-07
- Jack Richard Miller at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Federal Judicial Center CCPA entry on Jack Miller
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Iowa
1960, 1966, 1972
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Iowa
Served alongside: Bourke Hickenlooper, Harold Hughes
|Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit