Francis Pickens Miller Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1914. Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), University of Oxford, 1921, Master of Arts, 1923. Student Graduate Institute International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 1927-1928.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Centre College, 1954, Davis and Elkins College, 1964. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Washington and Jefferson College, 1959.
Associate with Young Men’s Christian Association, 1914-1926. Secretary World’s Student Christian Federation, Geneva, Switzerland, 1927-1928, chairman, 1928-1938. Field secretary Foreign Policy Association, 1934-1935.
With Raymond Leslie Buell organized National Policy Committee, 1935, secretary 1935-1938, vice chairman 1938-1942. Organized Public Affairs Committee, 1936, executive secretary 1936-1937. Secretary Southern Policy Committee, 1935-1940.
Organization director Coms. on Foreign Relations of Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 1938-1941. With Henry P. Van Dusen and Herbert Agar organized movement to secure transfer destroyers to Britain in return for bases, 1940. National vice chairman Fight for Freedom Committee, 1941.
Member board Freedom House, 1958-1978. Chairman planning board Foreign Information Service of Coordinator of Information, 1942. Consultant Department State, 1950-1952.
Member National Committee for Effective Congress, 1966-1978, American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1967-1969. Past member board visitors Davidson (North Carolina) College. Board visitors Florida.
Member Central Committee World Council Churches, 1954-1961. Member board Southern Regional Council, 1959-1976. Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1938-1941.
Served to sergeant major 3d Battalion 5th FA 1st division, then 2d and First lieutenant 58th CAC Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919. Member Society Cincinnati, Oxford Society, Phi Gamma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa. Clubs: Century, Yale, Cosmos, City Tavern.
Married Helen Day Hill, August 25, 1927. Children: Andrew Pickens, Robert Day.