MILLER, Jack Richard (1916-1994)

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.

Iowa State University Library
Department of Special Collections
Ames, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Iowa Farmers Union records, 1921-1974.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Papers: Clippings from campaigns.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1961-1972. 190 feet. Speeches, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, committee reports, and campaign records. Finding aid.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 11 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: March 15, 1965; October 14, 1963; June 17 and July 14, 1970. 4 letters.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Robert K. Beck papers, 1939-1971; Arthur A. Neu papers, 1965-1979; Frank T. Nye papers, 1942-1983; Vernon Richard Martin papers, 1950-1973; Paula Watts Brown papers, 1930-1974; Iowa Nurses' Association records, 1904-1972; Frederick Delbert Schwengel papers, 1940-1972; and Wiley Mayne papers, 1966-1974.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.

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