Alabama Lieutenant Governors
George McMillan, Jr.
Lieutenant Governor (1979-1983)
George Duncan Hastie McMillan, Jr., Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and President of the Senate, was born in Greenville, Butler County, Alabama, on October 11, 1943. He is the son of George D. H. and Jean (Autrey) McMillan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University in 1966, magna cum laude, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1969. He served in the House of Representatives for one term, 1973, and in the Senate for one term, 1974-1978, and on November 7, 1978 was elected Lieutenant Governor. In 1976 he was named "Alabama's Hardest Working Senator," in 1977 as one of Alabama's Four Outstanding Young Men and in 1978 one of the Ten Most Outstanding Legislators in the Nation.
After being admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1969, Mr. McMillan was Law Clerk for the United States Northern Judicial District of Alabama, and began his individual law practice. In 1971 he became a partner in the Birmingham firm of McMillan and Spratling. He has been an instructor at the University of Alabama Law School, 1969-1970, and has participated on the Permanent Study Commission of the Alabama Judiciary System, 1975-1979. He served as Southern vice chairman of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, and as vice chairman of the Southern Growth Policies Board, and chairman of the Alabama Film Commission. He is a member of the Church of Christ.
On November 20, 1971 he was married to the former Ann Louise Dial. Children: George D. H., III and Ann Dial.
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1979, 116-117.