Robert Miller, the business section columnist for the Dallas Morning News who worked for the paper for 64 years, died Saturday at the age of 96.
Terry Box of the Morning News writes, “Dennis Fulton, who retired in 2015 after 38 years at The News, said Miller’s fans were many. ‘Bob held a celebrity status with the top echelon of Dallas philanthropy,’ said Fulton, who was business editor for the last nine years of his tenure. ‘When we had office parties on Bob’s work anniversaries and birthdays, they’d all be there, some arriving in their chauffeur-driven limos. His well-guarded Rolodex was full of personal phone numbers for the city’s wealthiest. And when he called, they answered.
“‘As the senior member of our staff, he not only counseled senior reporters, but he loved spending time with college interns, sharing his unique take on Dallas business and the state of journalism today.’
Columnist Cheryl Hall was business editor when Miller started writing his column. ‘Bob took a simple idea of highlighting good deeds being done by the philanthropic organizations in town and turned it into a daily message of hope,’ she said. ‘Getting mentioned in his column was considered a supreme success. He was one of the best-read, most savvy people I’ve ever known.'”
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