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George Miller
39th Mayor of Tucson, Arizona

In office
1991 – December 6, 1999[1]
Preceded by Tom Volgy
Succeeded by Bob Walkup
Personal details
Born (1922-10-24)October 24, 1922
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died December 25, 2014(2014-12-25) (aged 92)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Roslyn Miller
Residence Tucson, Arizona
Alma mater University of Arizona
Profession Teacher, House painter

George Miller (October 24, 1922 – December 25, 2014) was an American politician who served as the mayor of Tucson, Arizona from 1991 until December 6, 1999.[1] He was a member of the Democratic Party.[1] He received both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in political science from the University of Arizona.

Miller served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was shot in the right leg during the Battle of Saipan.[2] Miller served on the Tucson city council for fourteen years prior to becoming mayor in 1991.[1] After serving as mayor for two terms, Miller declined to run again, and was succeeded by Bob Walkup on December 6, 1999.[1] At the time of his retirement Miller was Tucson's longest serving public official, having spent twenty-two consecutive years in office: fourteen years as a city councilman and eight as mayor.[1]

After retiring from politics Miller began teaching political science at Tucson's Pima Community College. He contributed opinion pieces to the Arizona Daily Star on various topics including his support for the annexation of unincorporated areas north of Tucson.[3] He died in a nursing home in Tucson on December 25, 2014.[4]

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