Virginia Treadwell "Scooter" Miller, 79, who had been active in several charitable and service organizations in the Washington area, died of a thoracic aneurysm July 30 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mrs. Miller, who lived in Washington, was born in Dallas.

She graduated from Southern Methodist University and was a Dallas schoolteacher before moving to the Washington area in 1940.

She was the first chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of Greater Washington, which was formed in the 1970s as a conduit for the distribution of contributions to charitable and community organizations.

In 1965, Mrs. Miller was special assistant to her husband, Dale Miller, as chairman of the Lyndon B. Johnson inaugural.

She had been coordinator of special events for Happy Birthday U.S.A.!, the organization that planned and organized the festivities for the bicentennial celebration in Washington on the Fourth of July weekend of 1976.

From 1955 to 1957, she was the first woman president of the Texas State Society, and she had served on the board of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 1987.

She had also done fund-raising for the symphony.

Mrs. Miller had been a consultant to the curator at the State Department and president of International Neighbors Club Three.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, of Washington, survivors include three children, Marta Miller Ross of Washington, Dale Miller Jr. of Berkeley, Calif., and Mead Miller of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Frances Cronenwett of Harlingen, Tex.; and two grandchildren.



Arlene Tuck Ulman, 74, a retired lawyer who had a private practice in Washington and served as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission's board of contract appeals, died of cancer July 30 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ulman, who lived in Chevy Chase, was a native of New York City.

She graduated from Cornell University and the Columbia University law school.

She came to the Washington area in 1941, when she joined the Justice Department's board of immigration appeals. In 1947, she left work to devote time to her family.

In 1961, she established a private practice specializing in immigration and nationality law. She retired in 1987.

Mrs. Ulman served on the Atomic Energy Commission's board of contract appeals from 1966 until 1973.

She was a past secretary, board member and Washington chapter chairman of the Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers.

She was a past chairman of the Washington chapter of the Columbia University Alumni Association and a member of the Institute for Learning in Retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Ulman of Chevy Chase; two children, Marjorie Ulman Rothschild of Bethesda and Richard Barrett Ulman of New York City; and two grandchildren.


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Margaret Mercer Harrington, 79, a retired executive secretary who had worked 15 years in Washington for the Olin Corp., died of cancer July 25 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Harrington was born in New York City.

She graduated from Parsons School of Design.

She moved to the Washington area from Europe in 1955 and had worked about 15 years for Olin before retiring in 1976.

Her marriages to Claudius Charles Phillipe and Davis Olmstead Harrington ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children from her second marriage, Nancy Lafrentz Harrington of Alexandria and Richard Davis Harrington of Takoma Park; a sister, Frances Mercer of Los Angeles; and a grandchild.