An account book kept by Alten's daughter, Eleanore, notes that Mr. Merlin Wiley of the Dime Bank Building, Detroit, was billed in 1929 for this portrait in the amount of $350. Miller, an 1893 graduate of Albion College, was the chief executive officer, or Grand Counsel, (1913-1915) for the Sigma Chi fraternity. He died in 1919 making this a posthumous portrait.
Miller wears a charcoal-colored suit and blue tie with a white diamond design.
Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Evanston, IL, catalogue # III.H:173920.01
Merlin Wiley, Detroit, MI, (Commissioned portrait), 1929