William Ernest Miller

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William Ernest Miller (February 3, 1908 – April 12, 1976) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, Miller received an A.B. from the University of Tennessee in 1930 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1933. He was in private practice in Johnson City, Tennessee from 1933 to 1955. He was a State court chancellor, First Chancery Division of Tennessee from 1939 to 1940. He was in the United States Army Air Corps Major from 1942 to 1945.

Miller was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Miller was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 10, 1955, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1955, and received his commission on March 16, 1955. He served as chief judge from 1961-1970. Miller served in that capacity until July 13, 1970, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Miller was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Miller was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 3, 1970, to a seat vacated by Clifford Patrick O'Sullivan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1970, and received his commission on July 8, 1970. Miller served in that capacity until his death on April 12, 1976.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
1955–1970
Succeeded by
Leland Clure Morton
Preceded by
Clifford Patrick O'Sullivan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1970–1976
Succeeded by
Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.