Bob Miller

Longest serving governor in Nevada history

Bob's Bio

Distinguished as the longest serving governor in Nevada history, 1989-1999, he has held several public offices including Lieutenant Governor and Clark County District Attorney, 1979-1987.  He served as the Chair, 1997-1998 and Vice Chair, 1996-1997 of the National Governors Association (NGA), and on various committees including:

  • Chair for the Center for Best Practices
  • Co-chaired ACHIEVE, the NGA public/private partnership to improve American Education
  • Co-lead governor on crime issues
  • Lead governor on natural resources
  • Chair of Legal Affairs Committee
  • Chair on the Committee on Justice and Public Safety

During his tenure as District Attorney he served as the President of the National District Attorney Association from 1984-85, and was one of nine individuals President Reagan selected to serve on a Presidential Task Force on victims of crime in 1982.

Bob Miller also served as Chair of the Western Governors Association and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

An Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Bulgaria, he performs primarily commercial, trade and tourism promotion functions with the goal of furthering the development of the economical, cultural and scientific relations between Bulgaria and the United States.

Formerly a partner in the Las Vegas law firm of Jones Vargas, he practiced legislation and government relations, as well as international business law, resort hotel development law and gaming law.

Bob Miller is a current board member at International Game Technology (IGT) & Wynn Resorts, and previous board member of Newmont Mining Corporation, Zenith National Insurance Corp, America West Airlines and Pagenet.

He serves as past president for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), 2009, as well as former principal in Dutko Worldwide, (now Grayling) a multidisciplinary government affairs firm, which he now serves as senior advisor.  Most recently, he formed Robert J. Miller Consulting in June of 2010.

Bob Miller has received numerous civic & charitable awards, including an honorary doctorate from Santa Clara University and the Distinguished Nevadan award from the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.  He also serves on the advisory board for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

A Las Vegas resident for over 50 years, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Santa Clara and a Juris doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Clark County Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada.

He is married to Sandy Miller, they have three children, Corrine Miller-Liebe, Megan Miller & Ross Miller.

Speaking Topics

History of Las Vegas
Inspirational Life Story
Tourism

Books and Publications

Son of a Gambling Man

A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin

When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago.

The Miller family was as close and as warm as “Ozzie and Harriet,” as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types.

As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a “town” of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists.

And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state’s history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State.

A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

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