William J. Miller

William Jennings Miller (March 12, 1899 – November 22, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in North Andover, Massachusetts to Canadian-born Catherine (née Stewart) and Scottish-born James B. Miller,[1][2] Miller attended the public schools. He was graduated from Cannon's Commercial College, Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1917. During the First World War enlisted August 5, 1917, as a private in the United States Army and served in the Air Service in the 80th Aero Squadron and 1104 Aero Squadrons. Later commissioned a second lieutenant. Injured in an airplane crash in France in 1918, resulting in the loss of both legs. He was discharged April 26, 1919. Patient in United States veterans' hospitals 1919-1931. He moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1926. He engaged in the insurance business in 1931.

Miller was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.

Miller was elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress.

Miller was elected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He resumed the general insurance business. He died in Wethersfield, Connecticut, November 22, 1950. He was interred in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, Connecticut.

William J. Miller


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1939 – 1941
Succeeded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1943 – 1945
Succeeded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Preceded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1947 – 1949
Succeeded by
Abraham A. Ribicoff
1940 United States House of Representatives elections

The 1940 United States House of Representatives elections coincided with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's re-election to an unprecedented third term. His Democratic Party narrowly gained seats from the opposition Republican Party, cementing their majority. However, the election gave firm control of the US House of Representatives and Senate to the New Dealers once again, as Progressives dominated the election.The upswing in the economy that occurred following the Recession of 1937-38 encouraged voters that the New Deal plan had been working. This allowed the Democrats to stabilize their support.

As of 2018, this is the last time the House of Representatives was made up of six parties.

78th United States Congress

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Abraham Ribicoff

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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed 129,000–226,000 people, most of whom were civilians. They remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of armed conflict.

In the final year of the war, the Allies prepared for what was anticipated to be a very costly invasion of the Japanese mainland. This undertaking was preceded by a conventional and firebombing campaign that devastated 67 Japanese cities. The war in Europe had concluded when Germany signed its instrument of surrender on May 8, 1945. As the Allies turned their full attention to the Pacific War, the Japanese faced the same fate. The Allies called for the unconditional surrender of the Imperial Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945—the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". The Japanese ignored the ultimatum and the war continued.

By August 1945, the Allies' Manhattan Project had produced two types of atomic bombs, and the 509th Composite Group of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was equipped with the specialized Silverplate version of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that could deliver them from Tinian in the Mariana Islands. Orders for atomic bombs to be used on four Japanese cities were issued on July 25. On August 6, one of the modified B-29s dropped a uranium gun-type ("Little Boy") bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, a plutonium implosion ("Fat Man") bomb was dropped by another B-29 on Nagasaki. The bombs immediately devastated their targets. Over the next two to four months, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 people in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. Large numbers of people continued to die from the effects of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition, for many months afterward. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizable military garrison.

Japan announced its surrender to the Allies on August 15, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union's declaration of war. On September 2, the Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender, effectively ending World War II. The effects of the bombings on the social and political character of subsequent world history and popular culture has been studied extensively, and the ethical and legal justification for the bombings is still debated to this day.

Cape May–Lewes Ferry

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Chinatown Charlie

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Connecticut's 1st congressional district

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Principal cities include: Bristol, Hartford, and Torrington.

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Larson.

Dinosaur Footprints Reservation

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Edwin A. Miller

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Miller was born in Belvidere, Illinois, the son of William J. Miller (1811–1899) and Rachel Minerva Heath Miller (1814–1895). Miller died at his home in Hixton, Wisconsin from hardening of the liver (cirrhosis). His brother, Jerome, was also a member of the Assembly.

Herman P. Kopplemann

Herman Paul Kopplemann (May 1, 1880 – August 11, 1957) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Kopplemann immigrated to the United States in 1882 with his parents, who settled in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended the grade and high schools. He engaged as publishers' agent for newspapers and magazines in 1894. He served as member of the Hartford city council 1904–1912, serving as president in 1911. He served in the State senate 1917–1920.

Kopplemann was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress.

Kopplemann was elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress.

Kopplemann was elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He served as chairman of State Water Commission and Metropolitan District Commission. He died in Hartford on August 11, 1957, and was interred in Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Joseph Pilates

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List of United States Representatives from Connecticut

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Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved into the political centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River, the name of which is derived from the Algonquin Odawa, meaning "to trade".Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and numerous national museums. Ottawa has the highest standard of living in the nation and low unemployment.

The Joy Girl

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United States congressional delegations from Connecticut

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Wethersfield, Connecticut

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