George P. Miller

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George Paul Miller
During a 1968 visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center, the House Committee on Science and Astronautics toured the S-IVB workshop. Pictured here are Wernher von Braun (standing) and Congressman Miller (sitting on the ergometer bicycle) inside the workshop.

George Paul Miller (January 15, 1891 – December 29, 1982) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in San Francisco, California, Miller attended public and private schools. He was graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 1912. He engaged as a civil engineer 1912-1917. During the First World War he served as a lieutenant in the Thirty-sixth and Three Hundred and Forty-sixth Field Artillery 1917-1919. He served as member of the staff, United States Veterans' Bureau from 1921 to 1925. He resumed activities as a civil engineer. He was also co-owner of a travel agency in San Francisco. He served as member of the California State assembly 1937-1941. He was executive secretary to the California Division of Fish and Game 1942-1944.

Representative Miller and other members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center on January 3, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation’s space exploration program.

Miller was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1973). He served as chairman of the Committee on Science and Astronautics (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-second Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress, defeated in the Democratic primary by Pete Stark. He was a resident of Alameda, California, until his death there on December 29, 1982. He was interred in San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert E. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Condon
Preceded by
Jack Z. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Pete Stark

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website