Lorraine Miller

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The Honorable
Lorraine C. Miller
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35th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
In office
February 2007 – January 5, 2011
Preceded by Karen L. Haas
Succeeded by Karen L. Haas
President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In office
Preceded by Benjamin Jealous
Succeeded by Cornell William Brooks

Lorraine C. Miller of Fort Worth, Texas was the 35th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Miller, currently a commercial real estate broker, served as the first African-American clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and has been a member of the national board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 2008. She was selected to the post of interim president and CEO of the NAACP to replace Benjamin Jealous, assuming that role on November 1, 2013.

Replacing Karen L. Haas in February 2007, she was the first African American to serve as an official of the United States House of Representatives. Miller left her post as clerk at the start of the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011. She was replaced with her predecessor, Karen L. Haas. Prior to being appointed to the Clerk post, she served as the director of intergovernmental relations for then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. This was a senior position akin to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff and senior policy advisors.

In her tenure in the public service, Miller has served in a number of positions in both the legislative and executive branches. Pelosi is the third Democratic Speaker of the House that Miller will be working for, having worked for Tom Foley and Jim Wright in the past. In addition, she worked under Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. During the Clinton Administration, Miller served as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; in the late 1990s, she transitioned to her role as Bureau Chief of Consumer Information for the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to her service in the FCC, she served as director of government relations for the Federal Trade Commission.

Miller has also served as the president of the Washington D.C. chapter of the NAACP since 2004.[1] As the Clerk of the House she received a salary of $163,700 a year.[2]


  1. ^ Layton, Lyndsey (February 20, 2007). "'Milestone of Achievement' on the Hill: Miller Is the First African American To Be House Clerk". Washington Post. p. A11. 
  2. ^ "Fort Worth native named to serve as clerk of U.S. House" STAR-TELEGRAM 1/31/07

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Karen L. Haas
Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
February 2007 – January 2011
Succeeded by
Karen L. Haas