Attorney General Tom Miller is serving in his 10th four-year term as Attorney General of Iowa. He is the longest currently serving attorney general in the nation.
He was born in Dubuque on August 11, 1944, the son of the late Elmer and Betty Miller. Tom Miller grew up in Dubuque, where his father was the longtime county assessor and an inspiration for Tom's early interest in public service. He graduated from Wahlert High School in 1962 and Loras College in 1966, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969.
After law school, Mr. Miller served as a VISTA volunteer in Baltimore, Maryland, for two years, and then as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John C. 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, Mr. Miller returned to live in Iowa. He opened a law practice in McGregor in northeast Iowa and served as city attorney of McGregor and Marquette.
Attorney General Miller has served in office since he was first elected in 1978, except for four years (1991-94) when he was in private practice.