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Miller, George Stewart, 1884-1971

George Stewart Miller (1884-1971), A1906, G1907, H1941, served as acting president of Tufts from 1937-1938.

He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1884 and received an B.A. from Tufts College in 1906 and an M.A. in 1907.He received an honorary LL.D. from Tufts in 1941.Miller was a teacher of physics and history at Concord High School, 1907-09; assistant principal at Monson Academy, 1909-12; head of the history department, Medford High School, 1912-16; government professor at Tufts College, 1916-56; secretary to president, Tufts College, 1916-19; assistant to president, 1919-37; acting president, Tufts College, 1937-38; vice-president, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tufts College, 1939-51; chairman of the Department of Government, 1939-56; Dean of Administration, Tufts University, 1951-56; and President, Tufts Alumni Association, 1954-60.Upon his retirement as Dean of Administration, he was awarded the distinction of Dean Emeritus. Throughout his career at Tufts, he advocated for the establishment of faculty pensions and retirement ages. George Stewart Miller died in 1971.

Miller Hall, a dormitory on the Medford campus, is named in his honor.

Source: History from the finding aid for the George Stewart Miller collection UA001.009

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