Oral Histories

Interview of Byron M. Miller

Helix Water District General Manager
Oral History of California Water Resources Development
Urban Planning and Land Use
Water Resources
Hall, Tom G.
Miller, Byron M.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
5 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series had its origin in a grant from the University of California Water resources Center in 1965. The project was a joint effort by the UCLA Oral History Program and the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley. For some years after the close of the grant period, limited interviewing in this area continued.
Early life and education in South Dakota; interest in natural resources and history of area; teaching in rural school, 1930-34; further education at Northern State College, 1934-36; master's degree in business administration, Northwestern University, 1941; move to San Diego, 1942; working at Consolidated Vultee; affiliation with Balboa University, 1942-51; administrative vice president of School of Business; association with La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Spring Valley Irrigation District, forerunner of Helix Water District; general manager since 1956; Dwight Stanford; Point Loma site of Balboa University; bringing water to El Cajon Valley; creation of Lake Murray recreational facility; Quail Canyon Dam; William Catlin; dedication ceremony naming Chet Harritt Dam, 1962; building treatment plant at Lakeside; San Diego aqueduct; regional and statewide effects of expanded development.