Representative Thomas H. Miller View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/1/2005
Birth Place: Park Rapids, Minnesota
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 71 (1985) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Cherokee
Thomas H. Miller
Cherokee County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Thomas H. Miller begs to submit the following Memorial:

Thomas H. Miller was born on April 11, 1925 in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He married Jean Neil in 1947. He had lived in Cherokee most of his life. He was a former owner, editor and publisher of the Cherokee Daily Times. He received the Missouri University School of Journalism Award and was named Master Editor-Publisher by the Iowa Press Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Cherokee Industrial Corporation, Rotary, Sanford Museum Association Board, Cherokee Adult Education Program Board, Chamber of Commerce and Cherokee County Fund Board. He also served in the State of Iowa Right to Read Council, State of Iowa Adult Education Council and the Western Iowa Tech Adult Education Council. He was chair of the Iowa Compensation Commission from 1974-1983 and the five county JTPA program from 1983-1984. Mr. Miller received the Silver Beaver, the highest honor accorded by the Boy Scouts for more than 25 years of volunteer work.

Mr. Miller, a republican, served five terms in the House of Representatives from 1985-1994.

Mr. Miller passed away on May 25, 2001 at the age of 76. Survivors include his wife Jean; four daughters, Kathleen Johannsen of Winfred, South Dakota, Deborah Hankens of Cherokee, Michele Jones of Waterloo and Mary Bos of Stillwater, Minnesota; and seven sons, Mark of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Vince of Bonney Lake, Washington, James and John, both of Madison, Wisconsin, Steve of Lake Zurick, Illinois, Scott of Kingwood, Texas and Paul of Westminster, Maryland; and fourteen grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Seventy-Ninth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Thomas H. Miller, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.