Paul Miller, Disabled Activist Dies at 49

Friday, October 22, 2010

Paul Miller was an accomplished law professor, graduate of Harvard Law, and advisor and liaison to the Clinton and Obama administrations on disability issues. He accomplished all this and overcame his own disability to become an expert on the intersection of disability law, employment discrimination and genetic science. 

Born with achondroplasia, more commonly known as dwarfism, Paul Miller lived a life of rich fulfillment while battling for the rights of the disabled. He played a pivotal role in getting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act signed into law, which helped prohibit discrimination against employees with disabilites, among other things.

Comments [2]

Rudy Nyhoff from North Augusta, SC

I did not know Paul Miller before John Hockenberry's moving tribute to his friend, but I know now of his immense contribution to so many lives. Thank you John for your truly life-affirming words on a life that ended far too short.

Oct. 22 2010 03:04 PM
Graeme Bird from boston MA

John and Celeste, I think you are the best. John, thanks so much for your moving tribute to Paul Miller. We have a 32-year-old son Daniel with, among several other things, autistic-like symptoms and scoliosis. He doesn't always seem to return the love we have for him. But he is living a "pretty good" life, and our family would never be the same without him. John, I wish you comfort in the loss of a good friend.

Oct. 22 2010 10:28 AM

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