George McMillan

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For the professional baseball player, see George McMillan (baseball).
Not to be confused with George McMillin.
George Duncan Hastie McMillan, Jr.
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
1979–1983
Governor Forrest H. "Fob" James Jr.
Preceded by Jere Beasley
Succeeded by Bill Baxley
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 11th [1] district
In office
1974–1978
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
1973–1973
Personal details
Born (1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 71)
Greenville, AL
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ann Louise
Children George D. H., III and Ann Dial

George Duncan Hastie McMillan, Jr. (born October 11, 1943) is an American Democratic politician who served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 1979 to 1983. In 1989 he founded the City Stages music festival in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

McMillan was born in Greenville, Alabama, to George D. H. and Jean McMillan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University in 1966, and a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1969.

Political career[edit]

McMillan was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and served for one term in 1973. He then served in the Alabama Senate from 1974 to 1978, also for one term.[2] He was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in the election of November 7, 1978.

Gubernatorial campaign[edit]

McMillan ran in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in 1982, but was beaten by former Governor George Wallace, and came in second place. A run-off election was held between McMillan and Wallace, which Wallace won, going on to win the general election against Republican candidate Mayor Emory Folmar of Alabama.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - George McMillan". Our Campaigns. Last modified December 4, 2006 11:47pm. Retrieved July 18, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Lieutenant Governor Campaign Ad". Gadsden Times. Sep 23, 1978. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alabama Governors--George C. Wallace". Alabama Department of Archives and History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Biography by the Alabama Department of Archives & History