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Former AG Vern Miller Dies

Photo: Kansas Historical Society

Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller died Friday at his home in Arizona.

He was 92.

During his law enforcement career Miller would hide in undercover officer’s cars and jump out to grab suspects.

He also raided illegal gambling operations across the state, and enforced the state’s then-ban on public drinking by stopping alcohol-serving passenger trains in their tracks, and seizing booze on planes crossing into Kansas.

Miller was elected Kansas Attorney General in 1970.

He was so popular he won all 105 Kansas counties when he ran for re-election in 1972.

He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1974.

He then opened a private law practice in Wichita.

He also served as Sedgwick County district attorney from 1976 to 1980.


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