Tom Miller (politician)

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Tom Miller
Iowa Attorney General Tom J Miller
31st and 33rd
Iowa Attorney General
Assumed office
January 6,1995
Preceded by Bonnie Campbell
In office
Preceded by Richard C. Turner
Succeeded by Bonnie Campbell
Personal details
Born (1944-08-11) August 11, 1944 (age 70)
Dubuque, Iowa
Political party Democratic Party of Iowa
Spouse(s) Holli Miller
Children Matt
Residence Des Moines, Iowa
Alma mater Loras College
Harvard Law School
Profession Attorney

Thomas John "Tom" Miller (born August 11, 1944) is an American attorney and politician who currently serves as the Attorney General of Iowa. After the defeat of West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw in 2012, Miller became the longest continuously serving attorney general in the United States.

Early life and education[edit]

Miller was raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, earned his undergraduate degree at Loras College in Dubuque, and completed his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1969.[1]

Early career[edit]

Tom Miller speaking at a department of justice press event.

He served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Baltimore for one year and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. John Culver of Iowa, worked for the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau, and taught at the University of Maryland School of Law.

Miller returned to northeast Iowa in 1973 and opened a law practice in McGregor, Iowa. He served as the city attorney for McGregor and Marquette for five years.

Terms in office[edit]

Miller was first elected Attorney General of Iowa in 1978. He is serving his eighth four-year term as of 2013, and is the longest-serving state attorney general in the nation. He was re-elected in 1982 and 1986. In 1990 he ran for governor; however, he failed to obtain the Democratic Party's nomination. He worked in private practice with the Des Moines office of the Faegre & Benson Law Firm. Miller was again elected Attorney General of Iowa in 1994, and was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. He is unopposed for re-election in 2014.[2]


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