John Miller (Washington politician)

John Ripin Miller ( * May 23, 1938 in New York City ) is an American politician. Between 1985 and 1993 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Miller attended the public schools of his home and the Friends Seminary. Then he studied until 1959 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg ( Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law degree from Yale University and his made ​​in 1965 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new career in Seattle, Washington. In 1960, Miller was active in the U.S. Army. After that he belonged until 1968 to the reserve. Between 1981 and 1984 he was an associate professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Politically Miller was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1965 and 1968 he served as Deputy Attorney General of the State of Washington; 1972 to 1980 he was a member and chairman of the City Council of Seattle. In the congressional elections of 1984 Miller was the first electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joel Pritchard on January 3, 1985. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1993 four legislative sessions. In 1992 he abandoned a bid again.

Between 2002 and 2006, John Miller worked as a department manager in the U.S. State Department. He then joined the faculty of the George Washington University. He also works for the Discovery Institute in the fields of international affairs and human rights.