H. Ellsworth Miller, 91, insurance executive H...

April 16, 2001

H. Ellsworth Miller, 91, insurance executive

H. Ellsworth Miller, former president of Maryland Casualty Co., died Wednesday of cancer at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. He was 91.

Mr. Miller joined the Baltimore insurance company in 1935, became chief claims attorney in 1950, vice president in 1954 and was elected president in 1962.

The former longtime Homeland resident later served as vice chairman of American General Insurance Co. of Houston, which had acquired control of Maryland Casualty in 1964.

During his long business career, Mr. Miller had served as an advisory director of Baltimore National Bank, chairman and chief executive of the Northern Insurance Co. of New York, chairman of the executive committee of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and member of the board of Baltimore Business Forms Inc.

Born and reared in Guilford, he was a graduate of Baltimore City College and earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1933 and was admitted to the bar that year. He practiced law for two years before joining the insurance company in 1935 as an attorney in bonding claims.

He was a member of the Baltimore, the Maryland, and the American bar associations. He was also a member of the fidelity and surety committee of the American Bar Association, and vice chairman of the fidelity and surety committee of the International Association of Insurance Counsel.

He retired in the late 1960s.

Mr. Miller was a longtime parishioner of Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford.

He was married in 1936 to the former Helen McClure Watts, who died in 1989.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his daughter, Elsie M. Roebuck of Homeland; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

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