Bob Miller (Nevada governor)
|Chair of the National Governors Association|
July 16, 1996 – July 30, 1997
|Preceded by||Tommy Thompson|
|Succeeded by||George Voinovich|
|26th Governor of Nevada|
January 3, 1989 – January 4, 1999
|Preceded by||Richard Bryan|
|Succeeded by||Kenny Guinn|
|29th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada|
January 5, 1987 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Bob Cashell|
|Succeeded by||Sue Wagner|
|Born||Robert Joseph Miller
March 30, 1945
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Santa Clara University (BA)
Loyola Marymount University (JD)
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve
Air Force Reserve Command
|Years of service||1967–1973|
Robert Joseph Miller (born March 30, 1945) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 26th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada, serving from 1989 to 1999. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Life and career
Miller was born in Chicago, Illniois, and moved with his family to Las Vegas, Nevada as a child. His father, Ross Miller, was a bookmaker, who, according to his son's 2013 autobiography, Son of a Gambling Man, had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago.
Bob Miller attended Roman Catholic schools. He graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1963 with honors, and from Santa Clara University in 1967, earning a degree in political science. He received his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
Miller served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1967-73, and later in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He served as Clark County Deputy District Attorney from 1971-73. In 1978 Miller was elected Clark County District Attorney, and in 1982 became the first holder of that office to win re-election. He was president of the National District Attorneys Association in 1984.
Elected the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 1986, Miller was sworn in for a four-year term on January 5, 1987. On January 3, 1989, Miller succeeded to the governorship when Richard Bryan resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. Miller was elected to two full four-year terms as governor, in 1990 and 1994, and served until January 4, 1999; his decade in office made him Nevada's longest-serving governor. Lifetime term limits prevented him from seeking re-election in 1998. In 1997-98, he served as chairman of the National Governors Association.
Miller presently serves on the board of directors of Wynn Resorts and International Game Technology. He is the Principal of Robert J. Miller Consulting, which provides business to government and business-to-business advice and assistance. He is also a senior advisor with Dutko Worldwide, a bipartisan government relations company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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- "Former Gov. Bob Miller to publish memoirs next year". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
- "About us". Robert J. Miller Consulting. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
- "Bob Miller". Dutko Worldwide. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
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