Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dr. Paul Sloat Miller: Principal 1929 to 1940

Dr. Paul Sloat Miller (BA, Gettysburg College, 1910) was appointed principal of both Stockton School and Eastern School in 1929 following the death of Edward H Dutcher who had also been principal of both schools. Miller is listed in 1922 and 1924 Yale University catalogs working on his masters and/or doctorate and his dissertation* was published in 1928. Dr. Miller had been serving as a professor of secondary education at New York University when he was appointed principal.  He was addressed as Dr. Miller and a former Stockton student writes that it was pointed out to the students that he was not a "medical" doctor.  In 1940 he  became principal of Vernon L Davey Junior High School following the retirement of William Hemans Smith who had been Stockton's first principal. Dr. Miller was still at Vernon L Davey in 1952 (according to a magazine called The Clearing House, 1952).

above image is from the 1944 Vernon L Davey yearbook which appears at 

Dr. Paul S Miller was born December 27, 1887 in Manheim, PA, son of Henry B Miller and Susanna Sloat (Schlott). He died February 14,1964 in Woodland Hills, CA.

above photo from 1951 Vernon L Davey yearbook 

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