Representative Earl A. Miller View All Years
EARL A. MILLER
MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Earl A. Miller, begs leave to submit the following memorial:
Earl A. Miller, son of Henry H. and Anna Behrens Miller, was born February 21, 1903, in Black Hawk County, Iowa. He was educated in the Cedar Falls Public Schools, received his B.A. degree in 1925 from what is now known as the University of Northern Iowa, and received his M.A. degree from State University of Iowa in 1931.
He married Vera Mae Hood of Independence, Iowa on August 7, 1929. ·To this union one daughter .and one son were born.
Mr. Miller taught for nine years in the public schools at Independence and Dubuque, Iowa as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota. ·Following his teaching career he returned to Black Hawk County where·he farmed for thirty-three years. In 1960, he was appointed as technical director ·for the Eighteenth Decennial Census. For a number of years, he served as a director of the Cedar Falls Trust and Savings Bank and the Cedar Falls National Company. He also served as director and chairman of the National Dairy Cattle Congress, director and chairman of the Black Hawk County Mental Health Center, director of U.N.I. Alumni Association, director of U.N.I. Foundation Founders, director of Westminster Foundation and chairman of Black Hawk County Republican Party. Over the years he was also active in Boy Scouts, P.T.A., Community Planning Council, Conservation Committee, and Lions Club. In·1956, he received the Phi Delta Kappa Service Key Award and in the same year, the U.N.I. Alumni Service Award.
Mr. Miller, a Republican, served in the Iowa House of Representatives during the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth sessions of the General Assemblies. He will long be remembered for his outstanding work and accomplishments as chairman of schools committee during the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth General Assemblies.
Mr. Miller passed away on April 5, 1968. He is survived by his wife Vera Mae of Cedar Falls, a daughter, Mrs. Marianne Leschensky of Waukon, a son John, of Cedar Falls, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alvena Miller of Cedar Falls and Mrs. William McGrath of Arvada, Colorado.
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-third General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Earl A. Miller, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.
Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.
WILLARD R. HANSEN
DONALD E. VOORHEES
DONALD L. LIPPOLD