Tom Miller

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Tom Miller (D) was born August 11, 1944, in Dubuque, Iowa, where his father was the longtime city assessor and an inspiration for Tom's early interest in public service. Tom graduated from Wahlert High School in 1962 and Loras College in 1966, and he received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969.

After law school, Tom served as a VISTA volunteer in Baltimore, Maryland,for two years, and then as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John Culver (D-IA.) He returned to the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau as legal education director, and he also taught part-time at the Maryland School of Law. In 1973, Tom returned to live in Iowa. He opened a law practice in McGregor in northeast Iowa and served as city attorney of McGregor and Marquette, Iowa. He ran for Attorney General in 1974.

Tom Miller is serving in his seventh four-year term as Attorney General of Iowa. He was first elected as Attorney General in 1978, then reelected in 1982 and 1986. In 1990 he ran for Governor, but lost the Democratic primary. He then spent four years in private practice as a partner at the Des Moines office of the Faegre & Benson Law Firm. Miller was elected as Attorney General again in 1994, and reelected in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

It is only an urban legend that he is the uncle of blogger Drew Miller. Drew's actual Mom edited this post on this matter.

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