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Jack Richard MILLER

(1916-1994)
Senate Years of Service:
1961-1973
Party:
Republican

MILLER, Jack Richard, a Senator from Iowa; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1916; moved to Sioux City, Iowa, with his parents in 1932; graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebr., in 1938; received a graduate degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1939, and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law 1946; postgraduate studies at State University of Iowa College of Law 1946; during the Second World War served with the United States Army Air Corps 1942-1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; service included Air Force Headquarters, Washington, D.C., faculty of the United States Army Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and China-Burma-India Theater of Operations; brigadier general, Air Force Reserve; admitted to the Iowa and Nebraska bars in 1946; attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., 1947-1948; assistant professor of law, University of Notre Dame College of Law 1948-1949; practiced law in Sioux City, Iowa, 1949-1960; member, State house of representatives 1955-1956; member, State senate 1957-1960; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1960; reelected in 1966 and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals 1973-1982; circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals 1982-1994, becoming senior circuit judge in 1985; was a resident of Temple Terrace, Fla., until his death, August 29, 1994; interment in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Bibliography

Miller, Jack R. Farmers Tax Saver. Sioux City: Farmers’ Tax Forum, 1952.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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