Wil­liam K. Miller


The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — T. Rees Shapiro

Wil­liam K. Miller, 90, a re­tired For­eign Ser­vice of­fi­cer who served in the State Depart­ment for more than 35 years, died of com­pli­ca­tions from Alzheimer’s dis­ease Jan. 1 at his home in Ar­ling­ton County.

Mr. Miller joined the State Depart­ment in 1943. As an eco­nom­ics of­fi­cer, he served in In­dia, Fin­land, France, Tai­wan, Switzer­land and Eng­land.

Af­ter re­tir­ing from govern­ment ser­vice in 1978, Mr. Miller served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the In­ter­na­tional Sugar Or­ga­ni­za­tion in London. He left that po­si­tion in 1986 and re­tired to Ar­ling­ton.

Wil­liam Keller Miller was born in Lan­caster, Pa. He was a 1941 Phi Beta Kappa grad­u­ate of Haver­ford Col­lege in Haver­ford, Pa., where he stud­ied eco­nom­ics. He re­ceived a mas­ter’s de­gree in in­ter­na­tional af­fairs in 1942 from the Fletcher School at Tufts Uni­ver­sity in Med­ford, Mass. He served in the Army Air Forces dur­ing World War II.

Ason, Wil­liam Keller Miller Jr., died in 1995.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 63 years, Mar­garet Lavin Miller of Ar­ling­ton; three chil­dren, Michael Miller and El­iz­a­beth Miller, both of Mis­soula, Mont., and Mary Miller of Washington; a brother; four grand­chil­dren; and a great-grand­son.

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