MILLER, George Paul, (1891 - 1982)


Oil on canvas, Victor L’Allier, after 1961, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MILLER, George Paul, a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., January 15, 1891; attended public and private schools; was graduated from St. Mary’s (Calif.) College in 1912; engaged as a civil engineer 1912-1917; during the First World War served as a lieutenant in the Thirty-sixth and Three Hundred and Forty-sixth Field Artillery 1917-1919; member of the staff, United States Veterans’ Bureau, 1921-1925; resumed activities as a civil engineer; also co-owner of a travel agency in San Francisco; member of the California State assembly 1937-1941; was executive secretary to the California Division of Fish and Game 1942-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1973); chairman, Committee on Science and Astronautics (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a resident of Alameda, Calif., until his death there on December 29, 1982; interment in San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.