Tom Miller (politician)
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|31st and 33rd Attorney General of Iowa|
|Assumed office |
January 6, 1995
|Preceded by||Bonnie Campbell|
January 12, 1979 – January 11, 1991
|Preceded by||Richard C. Turner|
|Succeeded by||Bonnie Campbell|
|Born||August 11, 1944|
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
|Education||Loras College (BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
Thomas John Miller (born August 11, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 33rd and current Attorney General of Iowa. After the defeat of West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw in 2012 when running for reelection, Miller became the longest continuously serving State Attorney General in the United States, having been in office since 1995. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the same position from 1979 to 1991 as the state's 31st Attorney General.
Early life and education
Miller was raised in Dubuque, Iowa to parents Elmer and Betty Miller. His father was a longtime county assessor. 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.
Miller served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Baltimore for one year and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John Culver of Iowa. He worked for the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau, and taught at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Miller was first elected Attorney General of Iowa in 1978. He is serving his tenth four-year term as of 2019, 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, and lost in the state party primary election the Democratic Party's nomination to Donald Avenson. 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, 2010, and 2014.
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1974|
|Republican||Richard C. Turner||458,196||52.22|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1978|
|Republican||Richard C. Turner||351,251||44.09|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1982|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||577,277||59.45|
|Socialist||Brent Lee Vanderlinden||2,692||0.28|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1986|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||545,653||64.44|
|Iowa Governor Democratic Primary Election, 1990|
|Democratic||Jo Ann Zimmerman||4,475||2.24|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1994|
|Natural Law||Jay Marcus||13,477||1.41|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 1998|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||603,523||65.45|
|Natural Law||Nancy Watkins||20,104||2.18|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 2002|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||612,167||61.61|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 2006|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||748,181||100.00|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||607,779||53.62|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||616,711||53.99|
|Iowa Attorney General Election, 2018|
|Democratic||Tom Miller (inc.)||880,531||76.51|
- "Attorney General Tom Miller Biography". Iowa Department of Justice. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- "Final Candidate Listing by Office : June 3, 2014 Primary Election : Iowa Secretary of State's Office" (PDF). Sos.iowa.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
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