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John R. Miller

(1938 - )

John Ripin Miller is a Jewish American politician and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Miller (born May 23, 1938) was born in New York City. He graduated with a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1959, an M.A. from Yale University in 1964 and an LL.B. from Yale University Law School in 1964. Miller served in the United States Army in 1960 and continued his service in the Reserve from 1961 to 1968.

From 1965 to 1968, Miller served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Washington. From 1972 to 1980, he was a member and then president of the Seattle City Council.

In November 1984, Miller was elected as a Republican to represent Washington's 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He won re-election three times, in 1986, 1988 and 1990. Miller was not a candidate for renomination in 1992.

Starting in 2002, Miller served as the director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons for the U.S. State Department, with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large. Miller resigned from the position effective December 15, 2006, to join the faculty of George Washington University.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; Wikipedia