Justice Thomas B. Miller of Wheeling served on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals from 1977-1994, where he was known for fair and scholarly opinions. He graduated from UVa and WVU Law, served in the Korean War, and practiced law at Schrader, Byrd & Companion in Wheeling before joining the Supreme Court. Miller received numerous honors including awards from the American Trial Lawyers Association and WV Education Association. He retired in 1994 but continued serving as counsel at Schrader, Byrd & Companion.
Miller resided in Wheeling with his wife, Vaughn Nolte Miller, whom he met while studying in Morgantown. They had four sons, George in Greenville, South Carolina; Ken, in Charleston, West Virginia; and Brad and Brian in Wheeling. Miller passed away, August 12, 2008 and is interred in Greenwood Cemetery.