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Roy Miller and the Bringing of the City into the
Twentieth Century

Elected Mayor at the age of 29, Roy Miller immediately set about bringing Corpus Christi into the Twentieth Century. In three years, his administration paved 12 miles of streets, laid 26 miles of sewers, installed a modern water system, built a new city hall and organized a new professional fire department. Known locally as “Mr. Washington” for his ability to lobby on the city's behalf, he spearheaded efforts to get congressional funding for Port Corpus Christi, was a leader in getting the waterway completed, and brought the Naval Air Station to Corpus Christi. In 1950, Corpus Christi High School was renamed Roy Miller High School in his honor.

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