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George Miller

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About George Miller
MILLER, George, a Representative from California; born in Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif., May 17, 1945; A.A., Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Calif., 1965; A.B., San Francisco State University, 1968; J.D., University of California Law School, Davis, Calif., 1972; lawyer, private practice; legislative assistant to senate majority leader, California state legislature, 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-present); chair, Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred First Congresses); chair, Committee on Natural Resources (One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses); chair, Committee on Education and Labor (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).

Miller first ran for public office in 1969, when he was still in law school. His father, George Miller Jr., had served for 20 years in the California state senate when he died. The youngest Miller ran for his father’s seat and won the Democratic primary, but lost the general election. Miller regularly disclosed his campaign donors and political expenses, and he urged other candidates to do the same, taking advantage of the Watergate scandal that was fresh in the minds of voters.That helped get him elected to the House that year at age 29. He has spent more than half of his life in Congress and is one of three remaining Congressmen from the Watergate freshman class — Reps. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) are the others. He has never had a problem with re-election

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