Senator Alvin V. Miller View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/9/1993
Birth Place: Clear Lake, Iowa
Birth County: Cerro Gordo
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 67 (1977) - 74 (1991)
House: 65 (1973) - 66 (1975)
Home County: Cerro Gordo
Alvin V. Miller
Cerro Gordo County


Alvin V. Miller was born February 2, 1921 on the family farm at Clear Lake and passed away on February 9, 1993 at the age of 72. His parents were Claude O. and Cora M. Miller. He married Frances Sorenson on March 26, 1943. They were parents to three children, Marlene Desing of Nenah, Wisconsin, Marcia Kuehler of Spencer, Danny of Manly, and grandparents to eight grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Miller graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1939 and was actively engaged in farming from 1940 to 1964. In 1965 he became involved with the insurance and investment agency previously operated by his father. Ventura Farm Service was a business interest he also pursued. He served as a director of the Cerro Gordo Mutual Insurance Association and was a member of Farm Bureau, Lions Club, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Danish Brotherhood Society Organization of America.

Senator Miller’s political career began with his election as a Union Township Assessor. In 1972 he was elected to the House of Representatives and served in the 65th and 66th General Assemblies. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in 1977 and served in the 67th through 74th General Assemblies. He was retained as chairman of the Local Government committee for many years because of his expertise in that area. Senator Miller retired in 1993 after serving twenty years in the State of Iowa Legislature.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Alvin V. Miller, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate by this Resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.