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George Miller Jr.

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George Miller Jr. (January 7, 1914 – January 1, 1969) was an American Democratic politician who served as a California State Assemblyman from 1947 to 1949 and a California State Senator from 1949 to 1969. He was a leader of the liberal wing of the California Democratic Party in the early 1950s when the Republican Party dominated state government. Miller was the father of U.S. Representative George Miller III. History Miller was a native Californian, educated at St. Mary's College in Contra Costa County, where he began his political career. Elected to the state Assembly in 1946, he served one term there before being elected to the state Senate in 1948. Miller ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1950, losing his bid for the nomination as running mate to gubernatorial nominee James Roosevelt. Together with U.S. Senate nominee Helen Gahagan Douglas, Roosevelt was deserted by the old-line state Democratic organization of San Francisco boss William M. Malone, with the a
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