Sherman R. Miller 3rd

Sherman R. Miller 3rd was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Sherman R. Miller 3rd

Sherman R. Miller 3rd was a veteran newspaperman and head of the UA journalism department when he died unexpectedly in 1968 while teaching abroad under a Fulbright Fellowship. A spirited and much-respected teacher, Miller was also adviser to the Wildcat when the paper turned into a daily and, eventually, when it moved out from under the journalism department’s control in 1966.

As a member of the journalism faculty, Miller achieved much acclaim. He was named the outstanding male faculty member of the university in 1964, and in 1966 Esquire Magazine listed him among 33 “super-profs” around the country. Wildcat reporters and editors from the era–including several other members of the Hall of Fame–remember Miller as a demanding but inspiring mentor. For Wildcatters from the 1960s, Sherm Miller remains a legendary figure. (See the Sherm Miller newsroom here)

Miller came to the UA in 1959 after a distinguished newspaper career that he began as a copy boy in the 1920s for the Detroit Free Press. He went on to work for the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Journal-American. He spent 10 years at the New York Times and was also a part-time instructor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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