- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an upstate New York mayor is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Otsego County Coroner James Hurley says Oneonta Mayor Richard Miller shot himself in the head Saturday morning.

Hurley says the 70-year-old Miller shot himself at his home with a .22-caliber handgun. He said the gun was registered.

Miller was first elected mayor in 2009. He was unopposed when he ran for re-election in 2013.

Miller was the president of Hartwick College in Oneonta before serving as mayor.

Before that he was vice chancellor and chief operating officer of the State University of New York.

According to Oneonta website, Miller was a graduate of Middlebury College and a decorated Vietnam veteran.

Oneonta is in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. It has a population of about 13,000.

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