Miller, Warren E. (Warren Edward), 1924-1999

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Prominent political scientist; professor, Arizona State University.

From the description of Warren Miller papers, 1950-1998. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49972201

Professor of political science at the University of Michigan, also associated with the Institute of Social Research and its studies of politics and elections.

From the description of Warren E. Miller papers, 1950-1980. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778583

From the description of Warren E. Miller papers, 1950-1980. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 77948491

Warren Edward Miller was born on March 26, 1924 in Howarden, Iowa. After serving in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, he attended the University of Oregon, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1948) and his Master of Arts in Political Science (1950). He continued his education at the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and graduated with his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1954. In 1951, Miller began work with the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Here, he worked as an Assistant Study Director (1951-1953), as a Study Director (1953-1956), as a Research Associate (1956-1959), as a Program Director (1959-1968), as a Research Coordinator for the Political Behavior Program (1968-1970), and as Principal Investigator of National Election Studies beginning in 1977. Miller also served as the Director of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research (1970-1981) and as Program Director at the Center for Political Studies beginning in 1982.

In 1954, Miller left the University of Michigan to become an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He returned to the University of Michigan in June of 1956 and continued his work at the Survey Research Center in addition to teaching in the Political Science department, where he served as an Assistant Professor (1956-1958), as an Associate Professor (1958-1963), and as a full Professor (1963-1993). Beginning in 1981, Miller also worked as a professor of Political Science at Arizona State University, where he was appointed Regents' Professor in 1988.

Miller was active in a number of domestic and international professional associations during his career, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of which he was a fellow from 1961 to 1962. Miller served as Executive Director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research from 1962 to 1970 and as Associate Director of the same organization beginning in 1978. He also served as President of the American Political Science Association (1979-1980) and of the Social Science History Association (1979-1980).

Miller's research concentrated on individual voter behavior and participation in national politics, reception of and reaction to communications concerning political events, and the representation process linking constituents and their elected officials. Among his many publications are The Voter Decides (1954), American Voter (1960), Elections and the Political Order (1966), Leadership and Change: Presidential Elections from 1952-1976 (1977), Parties in Transition (1986), Without Consent (1988), and The American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, 1952-1986 (1989). Miller also contributed articles to a number of professional publications and served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including The American Political Science Review (1966-1971), Computers and the Humanities (1969-1971), Social Science History (1976-1991), Social Science Review (1973), and the Sage Electoral Studies Yearbook (1974).

Miller was recognized for his research and service through a number of awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University in 1974, The Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan in 1977, and the Distinguished Professor Award from Arizona State University in 1981. He was further honored by the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Intellectual Accomplishment and Service by the American Political Science Association in 1995 and the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research in 1993.

Warren E. Miller died January 30, 1999 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 74.

From the guide to the Warren Miller Papers, 1950-1998, (Arizona State University Libraries University Archives)

Warren Edward Miller was born on March 26, 1924 in Howarden, Iowa. After serving in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, he attended the University of Oregon, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1948) and his Master of Arts in Political Science (1950). He continued his education at the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and graduated with his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1954. In 1951, Miller began work with the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Here, he worked as an Assistant Study Director (1951-1953), as a Study Director (1953-1956), as a Research Associate (1956-1959), as a Program Director (1959-1968), as a Research Coordinator for the Political Behavior Program (1968-1970), and as Principal Investigator of National Election Studies beginning in 1977. Miller also served as the Director of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research (1970-1981) and as Program Director at the Center for Political Studies beginning in 1982.

In 1954, Miller left the University of Michigan to become an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He returned to the University of Michigan in June of 1956 and continued his work at the Survey Research Center in addition to teaching in the Political Science department, where he served as an Assistant Professor (1956-1958), as an Associate Professor (1958-1963), and as a full Professor (1963-1993). Beginning in 1981, Miller also worked as a professor of Political Science at Arizona State University, where he was appointed Regents' Professor in 1988.

Miller was active in a number of domestic and international professional associations during his career, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of which he was a fellow from 1961 to 1962. Miller served as Executive Director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research from 1962 to 1970 and as Associate Director of the same organization beginning in 1978. He also served as President of the American Political Science Association (1979-1980) and of the Social Science History Association (1979-1980).

Miller's research concentrated on individual voter behavior and participation in national politics, reception of and reaction to communications concerning political events, and the representation process linking constituents and their elected officials. Among his many publications are The Voter Decides (1954), American Voter (1960), Elections and the Political Order (1966), Leadership and Change: Presidential Elections from 1952-1976 (1977), Parties in Transition (1986), Without Consent (1988), and The American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, 1952-1986 (1989). Miller also contributed articles to a number of professional publications and served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including The American Political Science Review (1966-1971), Computers and the Humanities (1969-1971), Social Science History (1976-1991), Social Science Review (1973), and the Sage Electoral Studies Yearbook (1974).

Miller was recognized for his research and service through a number of awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University in 1974, The Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan in 1977, and the Distinguished Professor Award from Arizona State University in 1981. He was further honored by the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Intellectual Accomplishment and Service by the American Political Science Association in 1995 and the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research in 1993.

Warren E. Miller died January 30, 1999 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 74.

From the guide to the Preliminary Inventory of the Warren Miller Papers, 1908-2006, 1942-2006, (Arizona State University Libraries University Archives)

Warren Edward Miller was born March 26, 1924 in Howarden, Iowa. After serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, he attended the University of Oregon, where he received his B.A. in political science in 1948 and M.A. in political science in 1950. He continued his studies at the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he received his Ph.D. in political science in 1954. In 1951 Miller began work with the Survey Research Center at the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There he acted as assistant study director, 1951-1953, study director, 1953-1956, research associate, 1956-1959, program director, 1959-1968, research coordinator of the political behavior program, 1968-1970, and principle investigator of national election studies first beginning in 1977. In addition, Miller served as the director of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute of Social Research, 1970-1981 and then program director of the Center for Political Studies, beginning in 1982.

In 1954 Miller left the University of Michigan to become an assistant professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley. He returned to the University of Michigan in June of 1956, however, where in addition to his continued work at the Survey Research Center he taught in the political science department. Miller acted as assistant professor of political science, 1956-1958, associate professor of political science, 1958-63, and professor of political science, 1963-1993. Beginning in 1981 Miller also acted as professor of political science at Arizona State University, where in 1988 he was made Regents' professor.

Warren Miller was active in a number of professional associations throughout his career, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of which he was a fellow from 1961 to 1962. Miller served as executive director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research from 1962 to 1970, and associate director of that same organization beginning in 1978. He also served as president of the American Political Science Association from 1979 to 1980, and president of the Social Science History Association from 1979 to 1980. Miller's extensive duties took him to conferences and meetings throughout the United States and Europe.

During the course of his career Miller conducted much research in the areas of individual voter behavior and participation in national politics, reception of and reaction to communications concerning political events, and the representational process which links constituents and their elected representatives. His research led to a vast amount of publications. Books of which he was either sole author or contributor include The Voter Decides (1954), American Voter (1960), Elections and the Political Order (1966), Leadership and Change: Presidential Elections from 1952-1976 (1977), Parties in Transition (1986), Without Consent (1988), The American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, 1952-78 (1980), and The American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, 1952-86 (1989). In addition, Miller contributed articles to a number of professional publications. He served on the editorial board of a number of these, including the American Political Science Review, 1966-1971, Computers and the Humanities, 1969-1971, Social Science History, 1976-1991, Social Science Review, 1973, and the Sage Electoral Studies Yearbook, 1974.

Miller's distinguished career in political science was recognized through a number of honors. He received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University in 1974, the Distinguished Faculty Achievement award from the University of Michigan in 1977, and the Distinguished Professor Award from Arizona State University in 1981. He was further honored by the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Intellectual Accomplishment and Service by the American Political Science Association in 1995, and the creation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research in 1993.

Miller died January 30, 1999 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 74.

From the guide to the Warren E. Miller Papers, 1950-1980, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Miller, Warren E. (Warren Edward), 1924-. Warren Miller papers, 1950-1998. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Warren Miller Papers, 1950-1998 Arizona State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf Miller, Warren E. (Warren Edward), 1924-. Warren E. Miller papers, 1950-1980. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Institute for Social Research Oral History Videotapes and Transcripts, 1997-1998 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Warren E. Miller Papers, 1950-1980 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Melich, Tanya. Tanya M. Melich papers, 1950-2000. University at Albany, University Libraries
creatorOf University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Institute for Social Research oral history videotapes and transcripts, 1997-1998. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Miller, Warren E. (Warren Edward), 1924-. Warren E. Miller papers, 1950-1980. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Preliminary Inventory of the Warren Miller Papers, 1908-2006, 1942-2006 Arizona State University Libraries University Archives
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Death 1999-01-30

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