|Donald Lawrence Miller
Born June 8, 1919 in Alliance, Ohio, he
grew up on the family farm and attended Uniontown school. He wrote a
touching remembrance of life on the Miller farm (go
here) and the story of how he
retrieved a 1937 photo of the family on the farm (here).
He attended Miami University in
1940 and graduated magna cum laude in 1947. College was interrupted from 1942 to 1946
where he served in the U.S. Army and rose in rank from Private to Captain.
After college he worked as director of marketing and advertising for a local radio station
then went to work for Burke Marketing
Research a company with a half-dozen employees. He bought the company and expanded
it's business internationally to become the fifth largest marketing research company in
the world. In 1980 he sold the company and retired to Florida.