A memorial service for William Lee Miller, a writer and teacher of ethics and American politics at the University of Virginia, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Road.
Miller came to the University in 1982, and taught for the next 17 years. He chaired the now-defunct Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies and directed the Program in Political and Social Thought in the College of Arts & Sciences. While at U.Va., he wrote a series of books about historical figures and events, always with a view to interpreting their moral significance.
He retired as Commonwealth Professor and Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought in 1999, but continued his affiliation with the University as Scholar in Ethics and Institutions at the Miller Center.
He died May 27 in Manhattan. (Read his full obituary here.)