Wayne S. Miller, CIA officer

Wayne S. Miller, 91, a retired Central Intelligence Agency officer, died of respiratory failure Feb. 15 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He was a Chevy Chase resident.

His son, Ross Miller, confirmed his death.

Mr. Miller joined the CIA in 1952 and retired from the agency’s Senior Intelligence Service in 1980. His work included service as an economics analyst specializing in the Soviet Union. He was also a liaison to the British intelligence service while based in London and was chief of staff for plans and programs. In 1980, he received the CIA’s Career Intelligence Medal.

Wayne Sumner Miller was born in Des Moines. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He helped build and operate a mobile laboratory used to detect and analyze Nazi radio and radar signals during the war.

In 1949, he graduated from California State University at Sacramento. He received a master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University in 1950.

On retiring from the CIA, Mr. Miller taught economics at Montgomery College in Rockville.

His wife of 63 years, the former Virginia Lee Roberts, died in 2009.

Survivors include three children, Roberta M. Pala of Centreville, Grant W. Miller of Silver Spring and Ross W. Miller of Washington; a brother; and two grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes