Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
Ranger Hall of Fame
The HALL OF FAME is the State designated memorial of the Texas Ranger service, commemorating the service and sacrifices of 30 Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty or made significant contributions to development of the service.
Edward Miller "Charlie"
ca. 1893 - 1971
Miller was born in Frio County, Texas around 1893. There is some dispute
about his actual birth year. He was educated in San Antonio and attended
Old Main High School. Before becoming a regular Ranger in 1919, Miller
served as a special ranger and as a deputy sheriff in Bexar County.
Miller served in the Rangers from 1919 until
1925, serving in companies C, E, F, and Headquarters. Much of his time
was spent in the border regions of south Texas. After leaving the Rangers,
Miller again held commissions as a special Ranger working for several
railroad companies as well as an inspector for the Sheep and Goat Raisers
Miller again joined the Texas Rangers in 1951.
Prior to his enlistment he was employed by the Schreiner Bank and the
Kerr County Livestock Association. Over the next 17 years he served
in locations including Carizzo Springs, Paducah, Luling, Comanche and
Mason. At various times he was a member of companies C, D and F. He
retired from the Texas Rangers in 1968.
Charlie Miller died December 8, 1971, and was
buried in the State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Colonel Wilson E. Speir
praised Miller for "a highly distinguished career of service. . . [whose]
example and dedication stands as an inspiration to all law enforcement
Suggestions for further reading:
Vertical files, Texas Ranger Research Center,
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, Texas.