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1998- Charles Wilbourne Miller

Charles Wilbourne Miller was successor to William Cravens at the Alltel Corporation, Miller had long served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors. Alltel is the successor to Jackson Stephens’ Systematics, the company that provided the software for the White House’s “Big Brother” data base system and that was behind the administration’s plan to develop the secret computer “Clipper” chip to bug every phone, fax and email transmission in America. At age 63, Charles Miller was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on November 17, 1998 in a shallow pit about 300 yards from his ranch house near Little Rock, Arkansas. Police found a .410 gauge shotgun near Miller’s body and a Ruger .357-caliber revolver submerged in water. Two rounds in the handgun’s cylinder had been spent. Even though two weapons were found at the scene and two rounds from the Ruger had been fired, Miller’s death was ruled a suicide.