MILLER, David, C.B.E.
A new biography of Miller, David appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
David Miller was born in Glasgow on 22 February 1890 and educated at Edinburgh, Dunedin, and Wellington. He entered the Government service as entomologist in 1916, becoming chief entomologist at the Cawthron Institute in 1928. In 1932 he was appointed assistant director and in 1956 director, a position he held until his retirement in 1959. During these years, as an authority on entomology, he was also lecturer in applied zoology at Victoria, then at Auckland University Colleges (1925–28), as Director of the Forestry Biological Research Station (1929–32), and Director of the Entomological Research Station (1937–56). He was president of the Royal Society of New Zealand from 1954 to 1956 and is the author of many technical papers and books, among which are Catalogue of the Diptera of the New Zealand Sub-region (1950), Native Insects (1955), and Bibliography of New Zealand Entomology (1956). He was made a C.B.E. in 1958, and holds degrees of M.Sc. and Ph.D.