MILLER, Zell Bryan (1932-2018)
Senate Years of Service: 2000-2005

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN, a Senator from Georgia; born in Young Harris, Georgia, on February 24, 1932; graduated Young Harris College 1951; served in U.S. Marine Corps 1953-1956; graduated University of Georgia 1957, masters' degree 1958; businessman; professor of political science and history; mayor of Young Harris 1959-1960; Georgia state senator 1961-1964; member, state Board of Pardons and Paroles 1973-1975; lieutenant governor of Georgia 1975-1991; governor of Georgia 1991-1999; appointed on July 24, 2000, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Paul Coverdell; took the oath of office on July 27, 2000; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in a November 2000 special election for the remainder of the term; served from July 24, 2000, to January 3, 2005; was not a candidate for reelection in 2004; died at his home in north Georgia on March 23, 2018.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: 1928-2005. (Bulk 2000-2005). 140 linear feet. 3 gigabytes. Constituent mail, legislative, press, political, and personal files. Finding aid available on-line

  • Miller, Zell. A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat. Atlanta, Ga.: Stroud and Hall Publishers, 2003.
  • ___. Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned in the Marines. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, Inc., 1996.
  • ___. Listen to this Voice: Selected Speeches of Governor Zell Miller. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1998.
  • ___. The Mountains Within Me. Atlanta: Cherokee Publishing Co., 1985.
  • ___. They Heard Georgia Singing. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1996.
  • ___, and Sarah Eby-Ebersole, eds., Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Highlights of the Miller Record. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1999.