Bill Miller

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Waring "Bill"•Miller
Used nameBill•Miller
Born1 November 1912 in Dodge City, Kansas (USA)
Died13 November 2008 in Paradise Valley, Arizona (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsStanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
NOC United States


At the 1932 Final Trials, Bill Graber set a world record of 14-4⅜ (4.37) with Bill Miller of Stanford finishing second at 14-1¼ (4.30). At the Olympics three weeks later, Graber could only manage fourth and Miller took the gold medal with a career best of 14-1¾ (4.31). This was to be the only major title that Bill Miller ever won outright although he was in a three-way tie for first place at the 1932 IC4A championships.

Personal Best: PV – 4.31 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bill Miller
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold


Date of birth also seen as 7 November 1912 and 1 November 1913.