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Eleanora Genevieve Miller

Eleanora Genevieve Miller, American freelance/self-employed poet.


  • Miller, Eleanora Genevieve was born on November 17, 1916 in Gowrie, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Alfred Theodore and Jennie Wilhelmina (Carlon) Liljegren.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1938. Master of Arts, Drake University, 1983.


    • Teacher English and speech Keota (Iowa) High School, 1938-1939, Moulton (Iowa) High School, 1940-1941. Reporter Des Moines Register, since 1956. Bookkeeper Miller Insurance Ltd., Leon, Iowa, 1980—1998.

      Writer private practice, since 1938.


    • Author: ( books of poetry) Poems in Iowa Annual of Lyrical Poetry, 1955, Interviewing the Ghosts, 2001, numerous poems published. Winner of over 18 awards for poetry, (book) Interviewing the Ghosts, 2001. Editor (newsletter) For Front, 1971-1975.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Volunteer American Red Cross, 1962-1973. Secretary South Central Iowa Theatre, Leon, since 1978. Member Iowa Governor's Civil Rights Commission, 1961-1965.

    State chairman Iowa Citizens for Human Rights, 1965. Member board church and society Iowa Conference, United Methodist Church, 1985-1990. Lay speaker United Methodist Church, Creston District, since 1980.

    Member Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (Iowa state pres 1955-1956), National, League of America Penwomen (branch president 1964-1966, state president 1966-1968, 1st place lyric poetry 1972), Iowa Poetry Association (state president 1972-1974).



    Vocal music, book collecting.


    • Married Chester Forest Miller, June 1, 1941. Children: Carolin Miller Gibson, Loring.
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    Born November 17, 1916
    • 1938
      Augustana College
    • 1983
      Drake University
    • 1938 - 1939
      Teacher, English and speech Keota (Iowa) High School
    • 1938
      writer, private practice
    • 1940 - 1941
      Teacher, English and speech Keota (Iowa) High School
    • 1956
      reporter Des Moines Register
    • 1980 - 1998
      bookkeeper, Miller Insurance Limited
      Leon, Nicaragua