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William J. Miller

William Jennings Miller (March 12, 1899 – November 22, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

William J. Miller
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byHerman P. Kopplemann
Succeeded byAbraham Ribicoff
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byHerman P. Kopplemann
Succeeded byHerman P. Kopplemann
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byHerman P. Kopplemann
Succeeded byHerman P. Kopplemann
Personal details
Born(1899-03-12)March 12, 1899
North Andover, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 22, 1950(1950-11-22) (aged 51)
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican

Born in North Andover, Massachusetts to Canadian-born Catherine (née Stewart) and Scottish-born James B. Miller,[1][2] Miller attended the public schools. He graduated from Cannon's Commercial College, Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1917. During the First World War enlisted August 5, 1917, as a private in the United States Army and served in the Air Service in the 80th Aero Squadron and 1104 Aero Squadrons. Later commissioned a second lieutenant. He was injured in an airplane crash in France in 1918, resulting in the loss of both legs. He was discharged April 26, 1919. Patient in United States veterans' hospitals 1919-1931. He moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1926. He engaged in the insurance business in 1931.

Miller was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress. Miller was elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress.

Miller was elected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He resumed the general insurance business. He died in Wethersfield, Connecticut on November 22, 1950. He was interred in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, Connecticut.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "William J. Miller (id: M000764)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1939 – 1941
Succeeded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1943 – 1945
Succeeded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1947 – 1949
Succeeded by
Abraham Ribicoff