Papers of George Miller, 1975 - 1997
University of Arizona Library Manuscript Collection SJA 007
The files in this collection consist of photocopies of articles from the local Tucson and surrounding area's newspapers which document the political career of George Miller. Miller served as a city council member from 1977 to 1991, and has served as Tucson's mayor from 1991 to the present (1998).
Two boxes; .8 linear feet.
Collected by or donated to the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives.
There are no restrictions on Access to this collection.
Request for permission to publish from the collection should be discussed with the Manuscripts Librarian. It is the researcher's responsibility to obtain the necessary publication rights and Copyright clearances for any planned publication.
Files are arranged chronologically according to the year or span of years in which the article relevant to Miller's political career was published in the newspaper.
George Miller (b. 1922) has been active in Tucson's Democratic Party politics since the 1970s. He was elected to the city council on a liberal to libertarian platform in 1977, a position which he occupied until 1991. In 1991 he was elected Tucson's mayor, a position which he continues to hold in 1998.
Miller graduated from the University of Arizona and taught social studies at Tucson's Amphitheater High School from 1948 to 1951. He also served in World War II. After his teaching stint, Miller devoted himself to the development of his own paint contracting business (G. and M. Painting Contractors) before entering politics. Miller has long been identified with liberal perspectives, having been investigated by the House Un-American Activities subcommittee in 1954 (he refused to answer their questions about his membership in the communist party), and having served as one of the chief proponents in southern Arizona of George McGovern's 1972 presidential bid.
GEORGE MILLER PAPERS SUBJECT FIELDS
Miller, George, 1922-
Tucson (Ariz.)-Politics and government-20th century