James Rogers Miller Jr.

James Rogers Miller Jr. (June 15, 1931 June 25, 2014) was a former United States federal judge.


Born in Sandy Spring, Maryland, Miller received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1953 and an LL.B. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1955. He was in private practice in Rockville, Maryland from 1955 to 1970. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1963 to 1967 and a member of the Republican Party.[1]

Judicial career

On September 28, 1970, Miller was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 1970, and received his commission on October 15, 1970. Miller served in that capacity until his retirement on December 1, 1986.


Miller died on June 25, 2014 in Easton, Maryland.[2]


  1. Archives of Maryland-James R. Miller Jr.
  2. 'James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore,' Baltimore Sun, Chris Kallebach, July 1, 2014


Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Succeeded by
Frederic N. Smalkin
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