T. Michael Miller (courtesy photo)

The Office of Historic Alexandria is saddened to report the death of City Research Historian T. Michael Miller, who passed on Nov. 9, 2016. 

Born in 1948 at Olney, Maryland, Miller moved to Alexandria in the 1970's and the City's brick-lined streets and colonial charm quickly cast him under its spell. From 1978 to 1980 he served as Curator of the Lee-Fendall House, moving on in 1980 to the position of Research Historian, first at.the Alexandria Library and later at OHA.

Miller was the author of numerous publications, including articles, monographs and the books, Murder and Mayhem – Criminal Conduct in Old Alexandria, Virginia and Pen Portraits of Alexandria, Virginia, 1739-1900. Later he co-authored with William F. Smith one of the seminal books on the City's history, A Seaport Saga, Portrait of Old Alexandria, Virginia. His comprehensive body of work on Alexandria milestones, people and places is the greatest legacy he leaves behind, not only as a resource on the past, but also guiding City plans and projects well into the future. Rest in Peace to our dear friend, T. Michael Miller. An appropriate memorial to his memory will be announced soon.

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