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Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., nation's longest-serving state Senate president, dies of cancer

Added 01-15-21 06:57:03pm EST - “Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. of Maryland, the nation's longest-serving state Senate president, died of cancer at the age of 78 on Friday, multiple outlets reported.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., nation's longest-serving state Senate president, dies of cancer”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. of Maryland, the nation's longest-serving state Senate president, died of cancer at the age of 78 on Friday, multiple outlets reported.

The Democratic Maryland state senator had resigned on Dec. 23, citing his failing health. He stepped down from his position as state Senate president in 2019 upon being diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer, The Washington Post reports.

Upon resigning, his colleagues voted unanimously to award him the title of "Senate president emeritus" in honor of his long-time commitment to the state government, according to The Baltimore Sun.

#Breaking Sadly, Mike Miller has died. The longest serving Senate President in the US had prostate cancer. Mike Miller was 78 and leaves us after a lifetime of service to Maryland @wjz

The Prince George’s County native and University of Maryland alum first ran for the House of Delegates in 1970. From there, he began a lengthy career in the Annapolis government that included a switch to the state Senate in 1974.

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