G. William Miller

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Chairman Miller, Time, 1978

George William Miller (born March 9, 1925) served as the 65th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Carter from August 6, 1979 to January 20, 1981. He previously served as the 11th Chairman of the Federal Reserve, where he had been serving since March 8, 1978.

Born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Miller grew up in Borger, Texas. He graduated in 1945 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in marine engineering and served until 1949 as a Coast Guard officer in the Far East and on the U.S. West Coast. He received a law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1952, and joined the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

In 1956, Miller joined Textron, Inc. He became a Vice President of the company in 1957 and President in 1960. In 1968 he became Chief Executive Officer of Textron and was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1974, a post he held until he came to the Federal Reserve Board.

At the time he joined the Federal Reserve Board, Miller was a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and of several corporations. He was also a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable and Chairman of the Conference Board and of the National Alliance of Businessmen.

From 1963 to 1965, Mr. Miller was Chairman of the Industry Advisory Council of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and in 1966 and 1967 he was a member of the National Council on the Humanities.


Preceded by:
Arthur F. Burns
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
19781979
Succeeded by:
Paul Volcker
Preceded by:
W. Michael Blumenthal
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19791981
Succeeded by:
Donald Regan

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