William O. Miller was born on September 15, 1914. He graduated from Brooksville High School in 1931.
He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 1936. While at Kentucky, he ran track for three years in 1934, 1935, and 1936. His senior year in 1936, he was champion of the Southeastern Conference for the 440-yard dash.
After graduating from Kentucky, Miller attended law school at the University of Louisville. After practicing law briefly in Bracken County, he was appointed to U.S. Attorney investigating war fraud in Chicago. He was then appointed as investigator at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. There, Miller was assigned to investigate and prosecute the actions of Nazi commanders and guards at concentration camps during the Holocaust. After the Nuremburg War Trials, Miller set up a legal practice in Maysville. In August 1951, he successfully ran for 19th District Commonwealth Attorney, making him the youngest commonwealth Attorney in Kentucky.
William O. Miller passed away on February 8, 1986.