John Chester Miller (1907 – 1991) was a US historian who wrote about the American Revolution and its prominent figures. His books were well received. Born in Santa Barbara, California, he studied at the College of Puget Sound for a year before transferring to Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1930. Encouraged by Samuel Eliot Morison to change his postgraduate focus to history, he received masters and doctoral degrees in that field during the 1930s. He taught at Bryn Mawr College and Stanford University.