Prof. Emeritus Miller Dies

Prof. Emeritus Samuel J. Miller (History), a long-time faculty member, died at his Roslindale home on Jan. 30 at the age of 79.

Miller, who taught at BC from 1952-86, played an influential role in the development of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program, both as a teacher of Honors History and as an example to his younger colleagues.

"He was one of the most respected professors at Boston College," said Adj. Assoc. Prof. Mark O'Connor, director of the A&S Honors Program. "As a scholar, he was widely admired, and his influence was exceptionally pervasive. I know he had a crucial influence on me at the beginning of my career."

Miller's book Portugal and Rome c. 1740-1830: An Aspect of the Catholic Enlightenment won the Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in 1980.

Miller was a member of the American Historical Association and the Renaissance Society of America.

He left no immediate survivors. Faculty colleagues are planning a campus memorial service for later this month, at a time and date to be announced.

-Mark Sullivan

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