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George D. H. McMillan Jr. Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. McMillan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of law and government

George D.H. McMillan Jr. is a highly respected attorney with more than 50 years of practice experience. He is also the owner of McMillan Associates, a public relations and communications company.

    BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present George D. H. McMillan Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. McMillan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

George D.H. McMillan Jr. is a highly respected attorney with more than 50 years of practice experience. He is also the longtime owner of McMillan Associates, a public relations and communications company that he established in 1990 in Birmingham, AL. During his legal career, he most notably served as partner of McMillan, Jones and Associates, of counsel at Haskell, Slaughter, Young and Lewis, and partner at McMillan & Spratling. Mr. McMillan also served as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 1979 to 1983 and as a member of the Alabama Senate from 1974 to 1978 and the Alabama House of Representatives in 1973. Mr. McMillan taught at the University of Alabama School of Law from 1969 to 1970. He also taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for several years during the 1970s. In 2019, Mr. McMillan received his "50 Year Commendation" pin from the Alabama State Bar.

A recognized motivational speaker who has extensive expertise in governmental relations, Mr. McMillan has conducted numerous leadership training and board development seminars over the years, primarily for non-profits. He has been active as the former vice chair of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors and as a member of the Permanent Study Commission on Alabama's Judicial System. Mr. McMillan is a longstanding member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a member and former director of the Alabama Jaycees and a member and Program-Committee member of The Rotary Club of Birmingham. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

In 1989, Mr. McMillan was a founder of the Birmingham Cultural and Heritage Foundation and subsequently served as its President and Executive Producer for twenty-one years. This Foundation, under McMillan's leadership, produced "City Stages", a multi block nationally recognized downtown music festival that served as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of Birmingham's city center. Mr. McMillan has been active on numerous other local boards as well, including serving as President of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company from 1990 to 1992.

Mr. McMillan served as one of five co-founders of the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) in 2002. He further contributed his leadership on the BBCF's Board of Directors for 10 years and was the BBCF Chair for 3 years. In 2015, Mr. McMillan received the BBCF Legacy Award. Additionally, Mr. McMillan served for several years on The Southern Growth Policies Board, including being elected as its Vice Chairperson.

Honored with an award from the Birmingham Emancipation Association in 1977 and the James Tingle Award in 1979, Mr. McMillan was also named "One of Ten Most Outstanding State Legislators in the Nation" by the Government Employees Association and "Legislator of the Year" by the Alabama Forestry Association in 1978. He was later named "Citizen of the Year" by the Young Men's Business Club of Birmingham in 1990. Mr. McMillan has been cited in approximately 50 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions to their field.

Mr. McMillan received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Auburn University in 1966 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia in 1969. Additionally, in 1980, Mr. McMillan was awarded an honorary doctorate from Troy University. While in college, he was president of the student body. He also represented the School of Law on the University of Virginia student counsel. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. McMillan served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976, ending with the rank of Captain. Married to his wife Ann Louise Dial since 1971 and residing in Birmingham, Mr. McMillan has two children (George D.H. McMillan III, Ann Dial Sims) and two grandchildren (Louise and Evelyn Sims).

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, George D. H. McMillan Jr. has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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