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Oregon Mayor, Player Miller Duris
May 1, 2014Miller Duris, a long-time Senior Softball USA player, died March 23 after a six-year battle with Parkinsonís Disease. He retired after 26 years as an executive with Textronix.
An engaging politician, Miller had served as mayor of Hillsboro, Ore., from 1973-1977 and then as Washington County chairman from 1977 to 1981.
In 1969, Miller organized the Pigtail-Ponytail Girlsí Softball League and served as a manager and on the league board for 20 years. He played senior softball with the Woodland Cardinals, the Portland 70s, Northwest 75s and finished with the Northwest 80s. He won the Triple Grand Slam in 2004.