Bob Miller (Nevada governor)

Robert Joseph Miller ( born March 30, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party from 1989 to 1999 and was Governor of the State of Nevada.

Miller's family moved in 1955 from Chicago to Las Vegas, Nevada, and he attended the local Bishop Gorman High School, where he graduated in 1963. He then studied political science at Santa Clara University and earned a BA in 1967 In 1971 the degree of Juris Doctor, he was awarded the Loyola Law School Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

From 1967 to 1973 Miller initially served in the U.S. Army Reserve and later in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was also from 1971 to 1973 Deputy District Attorney of Clark County. Subsequently, he was until 1973 Head of the Legal Department of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. From 1975 to 1978 he was justice of the peace in Las Vegas. 1979 Miller was elected district attorney of Clark County. He won re-election in 1982 and was the first prosecutor of the Clark County, which was re-elected. In 1986 he resigned from this office and was elected the following year for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada. He held until 1989 when he was elected governor of Nevada this position. Miller exercised the post of governor until 1999. He is still the one Governor of Nevada, who was the longest in office.

After his retirement as Governor, he worked as an attorney in Las Vegas until 2005.

Miller is married and has three children. He currently resides in Henderson, Nevada.