George McMillan, Jr.
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23rd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
In office
January 15, 1979 – January 17, 1983
GovernorForrest H. "Fob" James Jr.
Preceded byJere Beasley
Succeeded byBill Baxley
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 11th [1] district
In office
1974–1978
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
1973–1973
Personal details
Born
George Duncan Hastie McMillan, Jr.

(1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 78)
Greenville, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ann Louise
Children2

George Duncan Hastie McMillan, Jr. (born October 11, 1943) is an American Democratic politician who served as the 23rd lieutenant governor of Alabama from 1979 to 1983. In 1989 he founded the City Stages music festival in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Early life and education

McMillan was born in Greenville, Alabama, to George D. H. and Jean McMillan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University in 1966, and a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1969.

Political career

McMillan was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and served for one term in 1973. He then served in the Alabama Senate from 1974 to 1978, also for one term.[2] He was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in the election of November 7, 1978.

Gubernatorial campaign

McMillan ran in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in 1982, but was beaten by former Governor George Wallace, coming in second place. A run-off election was held between McMillan and Wallace, which Wallace won, going on to win the general election against Republican Mayor Emory Folmar of Montgomery.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - George McMillan". Our Campaigns. December 4, 2006. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Lieutenant Governor Campaign Ad". Gadsden Times. Sep 23, 1978. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alabama Governors--George C. Wallace". Alabama Department of Archives and History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
Political offices Preceded byJere Beasley Lieutenant Governor of Alabama 1979–1983 Succeeded byBill Baxley