MILLER, William Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Lockport, Niagara County,
N.Y., March 22, 1914; attended the parochial schools and Lockport High School;
was graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., in 1935, and from
Albany Law School of Union University in 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938
and commenced the practice of law in Lockport, N.Y.; appointed United States
Commissioner for the Western District of New York in January 1940, and served
until entering the United States Army July 1, 1942; assigned to the Military
Intelligence Branch; in May 1945 was commissioned a first lieutenant and
assigned to the War Criminals Branch at Washington, D.C., until August 1945;
assistant prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945 and
1946; was discharged in March 1946; appointed assistant district attorney of
Niagara County in March 1946; appointed district attorney on January 1, 1948,
and elected district attorney in November 1948; chairman of National Republican
Congressional Committee in 1960 and Republican National Committee in 1961;
elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for
reelection in the Eighty-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful Republican
candidate in 1964 to be Vice President of the United States; resumed the
practice of law; resided in Lockport, N.Y. until his death in Buffalo, N.Y. on
June 24, 1983; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
BibliographyFitzgerald, Libby Miller.
Bill Miller—Do You Know Me?: A Daughter Remembers.
Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House Publishers, 2004.