In my three decades of mental health advocacy in Annapolis, Thomas V. Mike Miller was always a powerful presence (“Former state Senate leader dies,” Jan. 16). I have fond memories of sitting in the Senate gallery waiting for a vote and marveling at President Miller’s strong but folksy control of the proceedings, a maestro at work: “The chair recognizes the senator from Bolton Hill,” or “Come on, people, time is of the essence,” or simply, “The clerk will take the call.”
His reverence for Maryland history and his commitment to the dignity of the legislative process are lasting legacies. The newest part of the state Senate building is named for him. If anyone deserved such an honor during his lifetime, it was Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Herb Cromwell, Catonsville
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