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John Wilson Miller

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John Wilson Miller (1877-1943)

1944 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILSON MILLER, who was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1912, was a structural engineer throughout the whole of his professional career. He was born in 1877 and received his technical education at the Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. On the conclusion, in 1905, of a five years' apprenticeship, which he served as an improver and draughtsman with the Edinburgh firm of Messrs. Redpath, Brown and Company, Ltd., structural engineers, he joined the designing staff of Messrs. Alexander Findlay and Company, Ltd., of Motherwell, and during his five years' experience with that firm he was responsible for the execution of a number of contracts, to his own design, for important steel buildings and bridges.

In 1910 he began his long association with Messrs. Strain and Robertson, Ltd., of Glasgow, which lasted for thirty-three years, up to the time of his death. Mr. Miller's activities during this long period included the design of buildings and structures for nitrate plant, and the testing of cranes, conveyors, and other machinery, in addition to the inspection of Babcock and Wilcox boilers.

His death occurred on 11th November 1943.

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