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William Ernest Miller, American judge. Recipient award of merit U. Tennessee Law School, 1966, Wisdom award of Honor, 1970.


Miller, William Ernest was born on February 3, 1908 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. Son of Samuel Ernest and Grace (Barlow) Miller.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Tennessee, 1930, Juris Doctor (honorary), 1968. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1933.


1 daughter, Susan (Mistress Charles E. Wright, Junior). Admitted to Tennessee bar, 1933. Member Cox, Epps, Miller & Weller, Johnson City, 1933-1955.

Chancellor First Chancery Division Tennessee, 1939. Chief judge The United States of America District Court, Middle District Tennessee, 1955-1970. Member United States Court Appeals 6th Circuit, Cincinnati, 1970-1976.

Lecturer law Vanderbilt Law School Chairman, Tennessee Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee Presidential elector, 1940. Member Constitutional Convention Tennessee, 1953. Chairman, Washington County chapter American Red Cross, 1938-1940.

Trustee, member athletics board U. Tennessee.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to law reviews.


God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.


Served as major United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member American Law Institute, American, Federal (honorary), Tennessee, Virginia (honorary), Nashville, Washington County (past president) bar associations, American Counsel Association, American Judicature Society, Tennessee History Association, American Legion, Order of Coif, Scabbard and Blade, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Rotarian.; Clubs: Cumberland, Belle Meade Country, Round Table (Nashville).


Married Carolyn Gies, December, 1934.

Samuel Ernest Miller

Grace (Barlow) Miller

Carolyn Gies