William Emil Miller, 84, manager for BGEWilliam Emil...

December 25, 1998

William Emil Miller, 84, manager for BGE

William Emil Miller, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager, died Monday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 84.

Born in New York and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Miller graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1933. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1936 and joined the utility -- then known as Consolidated Gas Electric and Power Co. -- after graduation.

He started in distribution services and over his 44 years with BGE, he became a recognized expert on the rules, regulations, rates and charges applicable to the utility industry.

He retired in 1980 as manager of economic research.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Groundhog Club, an organization of past employee association presidents, the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute.

He was also a past president of the Engineering Society of Baltimore and was instrumental in the restoration of the organization's Mount Vernon Place headquarters in the early 1980s.

Mr. Miller married Ruth Jessop in 1940. She died in 1991.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 2 at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane.

He is survived by three sons, William E. Miller Jr. of Lewes, Del., Charles J. Miller of Roswell, Ga., and John S. Miller of Atlanta; a daughter, Janet M. Denbow of Freeland; a sister, Elizabeth Miller Travis of Aurora, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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