Walter Dale "Walt" Miller
(born October 5, 1925) is an American
politician with the Republican Party
. He served as 29th Governor
of South Dakota
from 1993 to 1995, having succeeded to office upon the death of George S. Mickelson
He was born in the unincorporated community of Viewfield in Meade County, South Dakota
Prior to his service as governor, he served as Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota from 1987 until Governor Mickelson's death. From 1967 to 1986, he served in the South Dakota House of Representatives
. From 1975 to 1978 and again in 1986, he served as House Majority Leader. Miller was Speaker of the House in 1981 and 1982.
He was defeated in the 1994 Republican
gubernatorial primary by then-former Governor Bill Janklow
As of 2004, he continues to ranch north of New Underwood
, on the boundary between Meade
Counties, and also resides part-time in Fort Pierre
, where he is involved in various lobbying and ranching activities.
In 2010, his wife, Pat Miller, ran for South Dakota State Auditor, but did not win the Republican nomination.