Oral History with Bernard Miller

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Title

Oral History with Bernard Miller

Description

Bernard Miller attended Pennsylvania State University and came to Princeton in 1957 to work at the nearby Radio Corporation of America laboratory after seven years as an active-duty Air Force officer. Prior to arriving in Princeton, Bernard taught engineering at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He worked on classified aerospace projects and later took graduate courses in aeronautical engineering at Princeton University. Bernard served as an elected official between 2002 and 2018, first on the Princeton Township Committee, then as deputy mayor of Princeton Township, township mayor, member of the consolidation study commission, and finally as a member of the consolidated Princeton council. He was involved in discussions about township-borough consolidation since the 1970s and discusses the long history of consolidation efforts and its eventual realization in 2013. In the 1980s Bernard served on Princeton Township’s affordable housing board and recalls the township’s role in the completion of the Griggs Farm development. He also describes advocating for the construction of Community Park Pool as an elected official. The interview ends with Bernard’s discussion of the challenges of being elderly in Princeton, especially in regard to transportation, as well as his concern about the limited supply of affordable housing in town.

Creator

Voices of Princeton Project

Date

2018 June 19

Rights

This interview is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. The interviewee retains copyright.

Language

English

Identifier

061918_MillerBernard

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Bernard Miller

Interviewer

Ruth Miller

Facilitator

Jacquelyn Pillsbury

Location

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Original Format

1 WAV audio file

Time Summary

55:38

Citation

Voices of Princeton Project , “Oral History with Bernard Miller,” accessed February 18, 2019, http://voicesofprinceton.org/items/show/11.