William Robert "Bobby" Miller, 1940-2016

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Title

William Robert "Bobby" Miller, 1940-2016

Subject

Commissioners--Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Description

William Robert "Bobby" Miller was a longtime county commissioner in Tuscaloosa County (AL). He was first elected to the commission at 35 years of age in 1977 when commissioners served at-large, but when the commission was divided into districts, he became the representative for District 3, which includes the southern part of Tuscaloosa County.

During his 39 years on the commission, Miller helped bring Mercedes-Benz to the county, worked to maintain and improve roads in his district, and develop a bridge program that reduced the wooden bridges in the county from 378 to fewer than 50.

When Miller was elected , the county had $1.5 million in debt, but during his tenure Tuscaloosa became the first debt-free county in Alabama.

Miller was the longest elected county commissioner in the history of Alabama. The Bobby Miller Activity Center at Newt Hinton Park off Highway 69 S is named for Miller. The activity center houses the Taylorville branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library as well as a PARA facility.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa News

Date

2016

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2308

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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