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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
HALL OF FAME CLASS IX: Paul F. Miller, Jr. W'50 HON'81 PAR'78
Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania  
Release:  05/01/2014

Paul Miller was just the second person recognized with a “Special Award,” after Bob Levy in Class VIII. Miller founded Miller Anderson & Sherrerd, an investment management firm, in 1969. He was a limited partner in that firm from 1991 until 1996. He is a retired director of the Mead Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company, and Hewlett-Packard Company and was a trustee of the Ford Foundation from 1982 to 1994. He is also a Senior Trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and a retired director of both the World Wildlife Fund and the Appalachian Mountain Club. At Penn, Mr. Miller served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1986, and was co-Chair of the University’s 250th Anniversary Celebration and the Campaign for Penn. He currently serves on the Undergraduate Financial Aid Committee. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of overseers of the Wharton School. In 1982, Mr. Miller received the University’s Alumni Award of Merit. Mr. Miller and his wife Warren (CW’51) have provided generous support to a variety of University areas, including the Wharton School, the Medical Center, and athletics. The Paul F. Miller, Jr., Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Miller. In addition, the Millers created the Paul F. & Warren S. Miller Professorship in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Sherrerd-Miller Endowed Professorship in the Wharton School, and the Ella Warren Shafer Miller Professorship in the School of Design. They also endowed the Paul F. Miller, Jr., and E. Warren Shafer Miller Professorship of Social Sciences. The Millers were significant contributors to Huntsman Hall at the Wharton School and Rhodes Field, Penn’s soccer stadium.

“I played varsity soccer at Penn, but I was not a star athlete. Persistent? Yes.  Enthusiastic? Absolutely. Competitive? Certainly. But never a star. What I have been for 82 of my 87 years is a fiercely loyal Penn fan. It started when my Dad took me to my first Penn football game in 1932. Starting with those years of the Great Depression, when Dad and I sat in the East stands because he couldn’t afford South stands tickets, and through the war years, my undergraduate days and beyond, Penn sports have been very important to me. When I became Chair of Penn’s Trustees, back in 1978, I influenced administrators to resurrect the importance of athletics in a well-rounded University. I’m proud of that, and I am proud of Penn’s athletic record. (I am also proud that I am only one of eight in my family, spread over three generations, who are or were Penn alums.) I am extremely honored to have my name placed in the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame.”

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