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Attorney General Tom Miller

attorney general of Iowa

Attorney General Tom Miller is serving in his 10th four-year term as attorney general of the U.S. state of Iowa. He is the longest currently serving attorney general in the United States. Miller has a long record of achieving results through cooperation with other state attorneys general and with local, state and federal officials regardless of their political affiliation. 

He has served as president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and received NAAG’s Wyman Award as the attorney general who contributed most to NAAG and its members. He has chaired several NAAG committees and led major multistate working groups focusing on tobacco issues, antitrust enforcement, agriculture and consumer protection.

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1969, Miller served as a VISTA volunteer in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, for two years and then as a legislative assistant. He returned to the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau as legal education director, and he also taught part-time at the Maryland School of Law before returning to Iowa in 1973.

Miller has served in office since he was first elected in 1978, except for four years (1991–1994) when he was in private practice. He has earned a reputation for integrity, high quality legal work and strong work on behalf of ordinary Iowans, and he is well-known for his work to prevent crime and assist crime victims, to protect consumers and to be an advocate for farmers.