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Leading Figure In Miller Center’s History Has Died

Leading Figure In Miller Center’s History Has Died

James Sterling Young, who helped the University of Virginia’s Miller Center create the nation’s only oral history program that focused on American presidents, has died. The New York native was 85 when he died August 8th at his Albemarle County home. At the Miller Center (pictured), Young directed oral histories of the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and the late Senator Ted Kennedy (D- Massachusetts). Kennedy based his memoirs, “True Compass,” on dozens of interviews with Young. Miller Center spokeswoman Kristy Schantz says no memorial service is planned.