John Richard Miller was born in 1949.  A life long resident of Nicholas County and West Virginia, he graduated from Richwood High School in 1967 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, then a Masters degree from Marshall University in Administration. He was also a UMWA coal miner for 8 years.  John Miller was an elementary school educator for 26 years before becoming an elementary school principal in 2006.  He retired in June, 2009. 

John and his wife Beverly have 3 sons and are also the proud grandparents of six. John enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, horseback riding and spending quality time with his family.