Nathan H. Miller

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Nathan H. Miller
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 14, 1976 – January 11, 1984
Preceded by George S. Aldhizer
Succeeded by Kevin G. Miller
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 16th district
In office
January 12, 1972 – January 14, 1976
Preceded by Don C. Earman
Succeeded by Bonnie L. Paul
Personal details
Born Nathan Huff Miller
( 1943-07-04) July 4, 1943 (age 73)
Rockingham, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Bridgewater, Virginia
Alma mater Bridgewater College (B.A.)
University of Richmond (LL.B.)

Nathan Huff Miller (born July 4, 1943) is a Virginia lawyer and political figure. A Republican, he served in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly. He is currently the managing partner of Harrisonburg law firm Miller, Earle & Shanks.[1]

Background[edit]

Miller was born in Rockingham County and graduated from Bridgewater College and T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond. He is a member of the Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater Rotary Club, Harrisonburg Jaycees and Rockingham Male Chorus. He previously served as a judge of the Timberville Municipal Court.[2]

Political career[edit]

Nathan Miller and fellow Republican attorney Clinton Miller were first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1971. They succeeded Republicans Don E. Earman and Donald K. Funkhouser. Nathan Miller served two terms as delegate (1972-1975).[3][4]

In 1975 he won election to the Virginia State Senate, defeating incumbent Democrat George S. Aldhizer to represent the 26th District, which included Culpeper, Madison, Page, Rappahannock and Rockingham Counties, as well as the City of Harrisonburg, where he served (in the also part-time position) from 1976 until 1984. He defeated Democrat W.E. Schlaback in 1975, whom his successor, fellow Republican and former delegate Kevin G. Miller (a retired accounting professor) defeated in 1979.[5]

Miller ran for the Virginia Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1978, but lost to John W. Warner, who won the general election. Nathan Miller became the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1981, but lost the general election to Richard Joseph Davis, Democratic State Chairman and mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nathan Huff Miller". Miller, Earle & Shanks, PLLC. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ The General Assembly of Virginia 1982-1981, p.218
  3. ^ "Legislative Bio for Nathan H. Miller". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Virginia Elections Database » Search Elections". Virginia Elections Database. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Virginia Elections Database » Search Elections". Virginia Elections Database. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Elections Database » Nathan H. Miller (R)". Virginia Elections Database. Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved 22 September 2016.