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MILLER, CLARENCE HEATH

MILLER, CLARENCE HEATH (1860–1908). Clarence Heath Miller, lawyer and teacher, was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 10, 1860, to parents of Scottish descent. After attending Randolph Macon College he studied at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and graduated in 1884 with an M.A. degree. He then moved to Texas and studied at the University of Texas, where he received an LL.B. degree in 1886. He began to practice law in New Braunfels with J. D. Guinn. In 1887 he moved back to Austin to work in partnership with Franz Fiset, a practice that continued until 1904. On December 29, 1891, Miller married Annie McClendon of Laredo; they had four children. Miller was made a trial lawyer by the Austin bar and often acted as a special judge on the Court of Civil Appeals in Austin. In 1895 he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and in March 1904 he was elected city attorney of Austin. In 1904 he also became professor of law and dean of the law school at the University of Texas. He served in this capacity until 1907, when he resumed private practice. Miller was one of the first law professors at the university to employ the case-study method of instruction. He was a member of the National Bar Association, president of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas, and chairman of the Texas bar's committee on reform of the system of civil procedure. He died in Rochester, Minnesota, on November 28, 1908, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Austin Statesman, November 29, 1908. University of Texas Record, July 1904, January 1909, January 1910.
Marie Giles

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