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William Miller
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Miller in 1961
44th Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
June 2, 1961 – June 15, 1964
Preceded byThruston Morton
Succeeded byDean Burch
11th Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee
In office
1960–1961
Preceded byRichard M. Simpson
Succeeded byBob Wilson
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byWilliam L. Pfeiffer
Succeeded byHenry P. Smith III
Constituency42nd district (1951–1953)
40th district (1953–1965)
District Attorney of Niagara County, New York
In office
1948–1951
Preceded byJohn S. Marsh
Succeeded byJack E. Gellman[1]
Personal details
Born
William Edward Miller

(1914-03-22)March 22, 1914
Lockport, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 24, 1983(1983-06-24) (aged 69)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse
Stephanie Wagner
(m. 1943)
Children4, including Stephanie
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)
Union University, New York (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1942–1946
RankFirst Lieutenant
UnitJudge Advocate General's Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

William Edward Miller (March 22, 1914 – June 24, 1983) was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from New York as a Republican. During the 1964 presidential election, he was the Republican nominee for vice president, the first Catholic nominated for the office by the Republican Party.

A native of Lockport, New York, Miller graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1935, and from Albany Law School in 1938, afterwards becoming an attorney in Lockport. In 1942, he was appointed a commissioner for the U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York. Miller served in the United States Army during World War II – first as a member of an Intelligence unit in Richmond, Virginia, and then as a prosecutor of Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg trials.

Miller was an assistant district attorney in Niagara County, New York, from 1946 to 1948. In January 1948, the district attorney's position became vacant, and the governor of New York appointed Miller. Miller was elected to a full term later that year, and served as district attorney until January 1951, when he resigned.

In 1950, Miller was a successful Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives. He was re-elected six times, and served from January 1951 until January 1965. In 1960, he was selected to lead the National Republican Congressional Committee, and led Republicans to gain more than 20 seats in that year's elections. In 1961, he became chairman of the Republican National Committee, a position he used to advocate for the party to become more conservative. In 1964, Miller was selected as the Republican nominee for vice president. The ticket of Senator Barry Goldwater and Miller for vice president lost to the Democratic nominees, President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Hubert Humphrey.

After leaving Congress, Miller resumed practicing law in Lockport. He died in Buffalo on June 24, 1983, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Early life and education

William Edward Miller was born in Lockport, New York on March 22, 1914, a son of Elizabeth Hinch and Edward J. Miller.[2][3] He attended the parochial schools of Lockport, and graduated from Lockport High School in 1931.[4] Miller attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with a B.A. in 1935, and Albany Law School of Union University, New York, where he graduated with an LL.B. in 1938.[5] He was admitted to the bar in 1938, and practiced in Lockport.[6] In 1942, Miller was appointed a commissioner for the U.S. District Court in Buffalo.[5]

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Career

Military service

Miller enlisted in the United States Army on July 1, 1942 and received training in the Military Intelligence branch.[7] After serving with an Intelligence unit in Richmond, Virginia, in May 1945, Miller received his commission as a first lieutenant and was assigned to the War Criminals Branch of the War Department staff.[5] In August 1945, he was assigned as assistant prosecutor of Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg trials.[5] Miller was discharged in March 1946, and returned to Lockport.[5]

Politics

District attorney

Miller served as an assistant district attorney of Niagara County, New York from 1946 to 1948.[6] Governor Thomas E. Dewey appointed Miller to fill a vacancy as district attorney in January 1948, and Miller won election to a full term in November.[6] He served until resigning in January 1951 as he prepared to assume his seat in Congress.[8]

Congressman

In August 1950, Miller won the Republican nomination in New York's 42nd Congressional district after defeating Melvin L. Payne and James W. Heary in a primary.[9] He won the general election in November by defeating the Democratic nominee, Mary Louise Nice.[10]

After redistricting placed Miller in New York's 40th Congressional District, he was easily reelected every two years from 1952 to 1962.[11] He rose through seniority to become the second-ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, and received credit for two major pieces of legislation.[12] The first was a compromise on the development of Niagara Falls hydroelectric power, and the second was a law authorizing construction of a new Lake ErieLake Ontario canal east of the Niagara River.[7][13]

Miller became influential with respect to the internal workings of the House.[7] In 1959, he took part in the Republican caucus' action to replace Minority Leader (and former Speaker) Joseph W. Martin Jr. with Charles Halleck.[7] Republicans had lost House seats in the 1958 election, and decided to replace the moderate Martin with the more conservative Halleck.[7] Miller voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957,[14] 1960,[15] and 1964,[16] as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[17]

In 1960, Miller won election as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee.[6] In the November election, the party gained 22 House seats, an achievement that was notable because it occurred as Republicans were losing the presidential election.[6]

Republican National Committee

Miller's success with the 1960 House elections led to his selection as head of the Republican National Committee.[7] He served from 1961 to 1964, and advocated for the party to become more conservative, including tacitly supporting Goldwater for the 1964 presidential nomination.[7]

As chairman, Miller oversaw the party's efforts during the 1962 Congressional elections.[18] Though Republicans lost five seats in the Senate, they gained four in the House.[18] In addition, Democratic candidates in several races throughout the South experienced tougher than expected races, indicating that the domination the Democrats had enjoyed regionally since the Civil War was in peril.[18] These included the moderate-to-liberal Senator J. Lister Hill of Alabama, who defeated business Republican businessman James D. Martin by just 50.9 percent to 49.1.[19] Martin's strong showing demonstrated his viability as a candidate, and in 1964 he was elected to the U.S. House.[20]

In the early 1960s, leading Republicans including Miller and Senator Barry Goldwater began advocating for a plan they called the Southern Strategy, an effort to make Republican gains in the Solid South, which had been pro-Democratic since the American Civil War.[21][22] Under the Southern Strategy, Republicans would continue an earlier effort to make inroads in the South, Operation Dixie, by ending attempts to appeal to African American voters in the Northern states, and instead appeal to white conservative voters in the South.[23] As documented by reporters and columnists including Joseph Alsop and Arthur Krock, on the surface the Southern Strategy would appeal to white voters in the South by advocating against the New Frontier programs of President John F. Kennedy and in favor of a smaller federal government and states' rights, while less publicly arguing against the Civil Rights movement and in favor of continued racial segregation.[22][24][25][26]

Miller concurred with Goldwater, and backed the Southern Strategy, including holding private meetings of the RNC and other key Republican leaders in late 1962 and early 1963 so they could decide whether to implement it.[27] Overruling the moderate and liberal wings of the party, its leadership decided to pursue the Southern Strategy for the 1964 elections and beyond.[28]

Vice presidential candidate

Miller speaking in Tallahassee in 1964.
Miller speaking in Tallahassee in 1964.

After winning the Republican presidential nomination, Goldwater chose Miller to be his running mate.[6] In Goldwater's telling, he picked Miller because "he drives Johnson nuts" with his Republican activism.[29] But by some other accounts, Johnson "was barely aware of Miller's existence."[29] Miller's Eastern roots and Catholic faith balanced the ticket in some ways, but ideologically he was conservative like Goldwater.[29] His relative obscurity—"he was better known for snipes at President Kennedy than for anything else"—gave birth to the refrain "Here's a riddle, it's a killer / Who the hell is William Miller?"[29]

In the general election, incumbent Lyndon Johnson won a landslide victory. The Goldwater/Miller ticket carried only six states - Goldwater's home state of Arizona, plus Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina.[30] Despite the defeat, the ticket's inroads into the previously Solid South were seen as an indication that the Southern Strategy was viable, and Republicans continued to pursue it in subsequent campaigns.[28]

Later life

Following the defeat of the Goldwater–Miller ticket, Miller returned to his hometown of Lockport, New York, where he resumed his law practice.[6] He also appeared in one of the first "Do you know me?" commercials for American Express.[31] Mark Z. Barabak later wrote in the Los Angeles Times that by the time he died, Miller was "better known for his advertising appearance than his years in Congress."[32]

He participated in an interview in 1979 in which he stated that he did not miss politics as it had "had such a saturation of it in my life".[33]

On June 5, 1983, he was admitted to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville, New York for diagnostic tests.[34] He suffered a stroke in mid-June and died in Buffalo, New York on June 24, 1983.[34] Miller was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[6][35] In noting Miller's passing, Goldwater stated "he was one of the greatest men I have ever known and I feel his loss very deeply".[36]

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District attorney

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Personal life

Miller and his wife, Stephanie (Wagner) were the parents of three daughters and a son.[6] Their youngest daughter, Stephanie Miller, was a stand-up comedian in the 1980s, and CNBC late night TV host in the 1990s. Since 2004 she has hosted a nationally syndicated politically liberal radio talk show based in Los Angeles.[6] Their son, William E. Miller Jr., was the unsuccessful 1992 and 1994 Republican nominee in New York's 29th congressional district.[37]

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Electoral history

William E. Miller electoral history
1950 New York Forty Second Congressional District election[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller 75,377 58.57% +7.52%
Democratic Mary Louise Nice 53,310 41.43% -5.21%
Total votes '128,687' '100.00%'
1952 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 102,565 59.64% +1.07%
Democratic E. Dent Lackey 69,087 40.17% -1.26%
American Labor John Touralchuk 329 0.19% +0.19%
Total votes '171,981' '100.00%'
1954 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 77,016 60.92% +1.28%
Democratic Mariano A. Lucca 46,956 37.14% -3.03%
Liberal Louis Longo 2,233 1.77% +1.77%
American Labor Nick Curtis 222 0.18% -0.01%
Total votes '126,427' '100.00%'
1956 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 117,051 64.34% +3.42%
Democratic A. Thorne Hills 64,872 35.66% -1.48%
Total votes '181,923' '100.00%'
1958 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 90,066 60.80% -3.54%
Democratic Mariano A. Lucca 54,728 36.94% +1.28%
Liberal Helen J. Di Pota 3,354 2.26% +2.26%
Total votes '148,148' '100.00%'
1960 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 104,752 53.62% -7.18%
Democratic Mariano A. Lucca 85,005 43.51% +6.57%
Liberal Albert J. Taylor 5,621 2.88% +0.62%
Total votes '195,378' '100.00%'
1962 New York Fortieth Congressional District Republican primary[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 21,579 76.49%
Republican Donald C. Chaplin 6,633 23.51%
Total votes '28,212' '100.00%'
1962 New York Fortieth Congressional District election[45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Miller (incumbent) 72,706 52.04% -1.58%
Democratic E. Dent Lackey 67,004 47.96% +4.45%
Total votes '139,710' '100.00%'

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Republican Party (United States)

Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists who opposed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. Since Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s, conservatism has been the dominant ideology of the GOP. It has been the main political rival of the Democratic Party since the mid-1850s.

Democratic Party (United States)

Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Founded in 1828, it was predominantly built by Martin Van Buren, who assembled a wide cadre of politicians in every state behind war hero Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. Its main political rival has been the Republican Party since the 1850s. The party is a big tent, and though it is often described as liberal, it is less ideologically uniform than the Republican Party due to the broader list of unique voting blocs that compose it.

American Labor Party

American Labor Party

The American Labor Party (ALP) was a political party in the United States established in 1936 that was active almost exclusively in the state of New York. The organization was founded by labor leaders and former members of the Socialist Party of America who had established themselves as the Social Democratic Federation (SDF). The party was intended to parallel the role of the British Labour Party, serving as an umbrella organization to unite New York social democrats of the SDF with trade unionists who would otherwise support candidates of the Republican and Democratic parties.

Liberal Party of New York

Liberal Party of New York

The Liberal Party of New York is a political party in New York. Its platform supports a standard set of socially liberal policies, including abortion rights, increased spending on education, and universal health care.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 42nd congressional district

1951–1953
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 40th congressional district

1953–1965
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Chair of the Republican National Committee
1961–1964
Succeeded by
Preceded by Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States
1964
Succeeded by

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