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Ralph Miller, Jr.

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRalph English•Miller, Jr.
Used nameRalph•Miller, Jr.
Born23 September 1933 in Hanover, New Hampshire (USA)
Died21 November 2021 in Lexington, Massachusetts (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Ralph Miller was destined to become a doctor, growing up the son of Dr. Ralph Miller, Sr., the chairman of pathology at Dartmouth Medical School. Ralph Jr. also attended Dartmouth, graduating in 1955, and then attending Dartmouth and Harvard Medical School. While in medical school, he continued to compete for Dartmouth’s ski team, winning the 1957 NCAA titles in downhill, combined, and being named skimeister for the year. In 1955, in Portillo, Chile, Miller had set a world speed skiing record with 175.402 kph (108.7 mph).

After graduating from medical school, Miller, Jr. became an endocrinologist, specializing in diabetes, and practising at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. His wife, Pam Miller, was mayor of Lexington from 1993-2003. Ralph Miller remained very active his entire life, later taking up hang-gliding, running road races into his 70s, and he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at age 78.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Ralph Miller, Jr.
Downhill, Men (Olympic) AC
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 13
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 22