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John Robinson Miller

communications executive

John Robinson Miller, American communications executive. Recipient Human Relations award Anti-Defamation League, 1972; Lee C. Williams Public award for distinguished industry and community service, 1975; Henry T. Zwirner award Association 2d Class Mail Publs., 1976; Humanitarian award United Cerebral Palsy, 1978. Member American Arbitration Association.


Miller, John Robinson was born on January 19, 1914 in La Grange, Illinois, United States. Son of John Robinson and Helen Dora (Smythe) Miller.


Student Goldey Business College, Wilmington, Delaware, 1933-1934.


With Hearst Magazines, Inc., New York City, 1934-1982, successively clerk circulation department, agency manager, trade manager, subscription sales director, assistant treasurer, assistant general manager, 1934-1955, vice president, circulation director, assistant general manager, 1955-1962, vice president, general manager, 1962-1967, executive vice president, general manager, 1967-1973, also director. Vice president International Circulation Company. New York City, 1945-1950.

Assistant treasurer Hearst Corporation, 1952-1955, executive vice president, 1973-1974, president, chief Executive officer, 1975-1979, vice-chairman, 1979-1982. Vice president, assistant treasurer, director Periodical Publications Service Bureau, Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, 1953-1955, president, director, 1963-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1970-1972. Vice-president, director Popular Mechanics Company, 1958-1959, Science Digest Company, 1958-1959, Good Housekeeping, Inc.

Director, chairman National Magazine Company, London, England. Member of advisory board Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Director Southwest Forest Industries, American Home Products.

Director, vice chairman, secretary Audit Bureau Circulations, 1958-1974, Chairman of the Board central registry, 1957-1958, director, 1958. Director National Better Business Bureau, 1961-1970, Chairman of the Board, 1966-1968. Board directors ABBI, 1968-1970.

Director Council of Better Business Burs., 1970-1972. Trustee St. Paul’s School, Garden City, Hearst Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation.


Member American Arbitration Association. Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City).


Married Helen Elizabeth Fulton, June 14, 1935. Children: Dale Dunlap, John Robinson III, Mark Fulton.

John Robinson Miller

Helen Dora (Smythe) Miller

Helen Elizabeth Fulton

Dale Dunlap Miller

John Robinson III Miller

Mark Fulton Miller